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AUSA Cancels 2022 Global Force Symposium

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

 The Association of the U.S. Army has decided for health and safety reasons and Defense Department travel limitations to cancel the 2022 Global Force Symposium and Exposition that was to be held at the end of March in Huntsville, Alabama.

“The continued spread of COVID-19 in the United States makes it impossible for AUSA to hold an in-person event that we are certain doesn’t pose a risk to attendees,” said retired Gen. Bob Brown, AUSA president and CEO. “We don’t like making this decision but know it is the right one for the Army, industry and members of the public who were planning to attend.”

He added, “We really wanted to have this important event focused on Army transformation and sustainment, but we don’t want to do this at any risk.”

AUSA is planning a March 2023 event in Huntsville.

Natick Holds Optimizing the Human Weapon System Study

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center’s Optimizing the Human Weapon System (OHWS) recently participated in a sensor-based study relating physiological status to health stressors with 560 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division.

Leveraging the CCDC SC’s Measuring and Advancing Soldier Tactical Readiness and Effectiveness Program they took physiological data from commercially available sensors to monitor Soldier health and develop algorithms for detection of presymptomatic or asymptomatic signatures of infection and illness.

Sensors included the Oura ring for sleep and recovery data, Polar Grit X watch to quantify physical exertion and Smartabase athletic management software.

AUSA 21 – Rugged Snuggs

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Rather than placing padding underfoot in boots, Rugged Snuggs cushions the top of the foot in order to keep the foot from sliding in the boot to prevent blisters and bruised toes, pad the ankle from laces, and prevent foot fatigue from loose boots.

AUSA 21 – XM1176 System

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Rheinmetall is developing the XM1176 System which provides programmable high velocity 40mm rounds which increase first round hit probability and can be used to defeat targets in defilade.

In this photo you can see the fire control system to the right. It communicates with the computer attached to the weapon at the lower left and then sends the solution to the round as via the IR transmitter mounted above the barrel.

The system can store up to six air burst munition profiles. Additionally, there is a 75m arming distance and internal self-destruct mechanism.

AUSA 21 – EXO Charge

Friday, October 15th, 2021

We caught up with EXO Charge at AUSA and they showed us their Small Tactical Universal Battery.

It features USB Power Delivery (USB PD), Programmable Power Supply (PPS), and eight various device attachment methods across eight different battery sizes to meet application-specific power requirements.

AUSA 21 – Mountain Horse Solutions

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Mountain Horse Solutions exhibited in the Global Ordnance booth. They are also affiliated with the UK’s Brigantes and bring several European Soldier Systems technologies to the US.

They displayed quite a few items for mountain and arctic warfare including Acapulka Pulk sleds, Arktis Overwhites, Helix climbing gear, Montane Tactical clothing, and Black Crows Militari Orb Skis.

AUSA 21 – Michelin

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Michelin is well known for their tires, but it was also great to see them showcase their footwear soles used in a variety of military boots.

AUSA 21 – Gerber Terracraft Black

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Inspired by bushcrafting, the all Black Gerber Terracraft features an S30V full range blade (3.9″ blade and 9.1″ overall length) mated with a layered G10 handle. The fire striking edge is intended for use with a ferro told and the boltaron sheath even has a spot for your ferro rod.