Colonel Kurt Thompson from US Army Futures Command to present at Future Soldier Technology USA

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  • (1888PressRelease) March 16, 2020 - In recent news, US PEO-Soldier and the more recent creation of the Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team have announced they are giving soldiers and marines more say in how their kits are designed, and the equipment they are given; trying out gear in its early stages and providing real operational feedback to designers and engineers.

    “We ask a lot of the close combat force, we owe it to them to make sure we kit them with everything they need to be more survivable and more lethal and mobile. We can’t throw good ideas at them and expect them to field test them in combat,” said Colonel Kurt “Travis” Thompson, Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team deputy director*.

    The Colonel will be providing a keynote presentation on ‘Narrowing Capability Gaps to Ensure Long-Term Future Soldier Operability’ emphasising the different methods of soldier capabilities in the US. His presentation will focus on:

    • Adaptive Squad Architecture (ASA), ensuring developments in soldier equipment support all elements of the war fighter kit
    • Assessing the uplifts gained from the integration of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B)
    • Future plans and leveraging emerging technologies in the pursuit of overmatch.

    The 2nd Annual Future Soldier Technology USA Conference and Exhibition will convene on June 9th – 10th, where a Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Pre-Conference Focus Day will run alongside it on June 8th.

    Featured topics for the Focus Day include:

    • Enhancing soldier lethality
    • Next Generation Squad Weapon
    • Advanced target acquisition systems
    • Soldier sensors
    • Manned unmanned teaming
    • Communication systems
    • Battlespace management
    • Soldier sustainability
    • Systems trialling and evaluation
    • Synthetic training environments
    • Augmented reality

    The event brochure with the two-day agenda and full speaker line-up is now available to download online at

    * Army Times, Jan 2020.

    Future Soldier Technology USA 2020
    Conference: 9th – 10th June 2020
    Focus Day: 8th June 2020
    Arlington, Virginia, USA

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