Norwegians Choose Thales for NORMANS Soldier System

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence has selected Thales to provide their commercialized version of the NORMANS Soldier Digitization effort. Over the next five years Thales will lead a team to produce the systems which are built to the specifications produced by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and and tested by the Telemark Battalion (TmBn).

The 2 NORMANS devices provide blue force tracking, navigation, target hand-off, and text messaging. NORMANS Light is worn by the individual Soldier member of a Dismounted Close Combat (DCC) squad and NORMANS Advanced is used by small unit leaders. As you can see NORMANS Advanced offers a full color display and will deliver more data rich information.

“NORMANS digitised soldier system will provide Norwegian soldiers with improved situational awareness, improved ability to navigate and will provide effective mission planning. As a result of this soldiers will have increased effectiveness and safety in operations”, says Secretary of State in the MoD, Roger Ingebrigtsen.

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6 Responses to “Norwegians Choose Thales for NORMANS Soldier System”

  1. Andrew says:

    Man, that’s a lot of cables and strings and stuff. Plus, wrist mounted?

  2. kvålseth says:

    Fin, ho der på høyre!

  3. Jesse says:

    Really, her?

  4. Lasse says:

    I talked to some reps from Thales, as well as some soldier from TMBN, it’s simple and easy, and works from what the soldiers said. I did think the wrist mounted piece was wireless, but I might have been wrong when I look at the photos…

  5. scoutsgodeep says:

    Looks like a bunch of stuff that you don’t need…Less is more.