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British Army restarts Dismounted Situational Awareness programme

14 March 2019

The British Army will receive funding to restart its Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA) programme formally in April after it was paused in 2017, although in the interim progress has been made through an experimental project.

The DSA system would consist of three main elements: a communications bearer; an end user device (EUD); and a battle management application (BMA), Lieutenant Colonel Toby Lyle, SO1 command and battlespace management at Army HQ, said at the SMi Future Soldier Technology conference in March in London.

A power and data management hub is a possible addition as this enables other devices to be integrated and could provide additional computer processing and encryption.

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