Thales UK has developed a Smartwatch for use in dismounted soldier systems as a concept demonstrator, and revealed it at the SMi Future Soldier technology conference held in London from 10-11 March 2020.
Ciaran McCloskey, product line manager for tactical products at Thales, explained that the Smartwatch had been developed as a Thales private venture, although its genesis had its roots in the wrist-mounted display of the cancelled Norwegian NORMANS soldier system that was produced by Thales. McCloskey said the intention was to offer capabilities that could be incorporated into the device but it was up to users and potential customers to define which of these were required.
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