SWIPES (Soldier Worn Integrated Power Equipment System) is a modular power distribution system designed to reduce battery weight carried by soldiers. It is adaptable to a variety of commercially available tactical vests. SWIPES utilizes a central distribution hub which connects to an external battery source. Quick disconnect cables attached to the hub are woven through the vest and can connected to charging stations for all utilized electronic devices. SWIPES is adaptable any number of battery sources that can supply power in the range of 10-16 volts. 7500 SWIPES systems are currently being utilized in theater by select U.S. Army units.
There is also the upcoming SWIPES II PD, which in addition to distributing power also transmits data from all networked items to a tablet or smartphone device.