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  Air Warrior (AW)

Air Warrior (AW) is a program focused on the development of the 21st Century air crew life support system. This joint U.S. Army/ Navy program seeks to develop and operationally evaluate a survivability suit that will enhance air crew capabilities and performance. Air Warrior will also provide protection against battlefield hazards, such as crashes, chemical agents, and small arms fire.

The current protection suit is bulky, heavy, hot, has a limited field-of-view, and is incompatible with many avionics systems. To address these issues as well as provide increased mission capability and performance, AW will seek to integrate several technology areas such as protective clothing, laser protection, micro-climatic cooling, helmet mounted displays, The program will be carried out in two phases.

The near term program focuses on "quick-fixes". Those items, or integration of items, that can quickly be fielded and provide a degree of increased capability or performance. The second longer term phase focuses on the fully-integrated Air Warrior system that will serve U.S. air crews.

POC- Adolph Atencio


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