Jul 12, 2024  
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CMR 553 - From M-4s to Smartphones: Soldier Tech on the Modern Battlefield

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What are the tools that a modern-day US infantryman uses, carries, and indeed, wears, that help to make him the greatest warrior ever to walk the battlefields of today? What guns, bullets, helmets, body armor, other clothing, and indeed, what colors should his clothing be, to best enable him to hide, to move and to remain unseen by his enemies, to survive on the modern battlefield, and to succeed in finding and defeating his enemies? What communications devices should he have, how should it work to help him to achieve all these goals? This course examines the current state of the art in individual infantryman’s “gear” from the weapons he carries, to the uniforms he wears, to the rapidly-growing sophistication of the means by which he communicates and coordinates with his fellow soldiers and commanders.

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