Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


5. Combat Identification (Germany)

Description: The positive identification of friendly troops on the battlefield in order to reduce fratricide is one of the key goals for the Army's Force XXI.

Justification: There is a significant amount of research and development in the area of combat identification being done in Germany. The laser technology being pursued by the Germans is of interest to the U.S. Army for possible use by dismounted soldiers. Siemens is currently a leader in developing algorithms for sensor fusion and high speed processing, integration, and display of multi-sensor inputs. This has immediate application in situation awareness.

Implementation: Combat Identification data is being exchanged with the Germans.

AMC POC:

Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
AMXIP-OB
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: icpa@hqamc.army.mil

IPOC:

Mr. Richard Pei
US Army CECOM
ATTN: AMSEL-RD-AS-TI
Ft. Monmouth, NJ 07703
e-mail: peir@doim6.monmouth.army.mil