18 The ‘Get Well’ Package LMG - FN Para Minimi UGL - H&K AG36 UGL HMNVS: PVS 14b LLM01 LWTI Plus the deployment of PRR as part of a separate programme
19 Soldier as a System…………. Section as a Platform……. The Requirement Conduct DCC Move Find Engage
20 The FIST Programme Key Programme Details A 3 year AP programme Production Phase 2008 Initial Operating Capability 2009 29681 Systems 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 AP Contract Placement COEIA/staffing Assessment Phases In Service Date Bde Level Operation Demonstration & Manufacture Business Case and supporting data for Main Gate
21 Who Gets FIST? Current Assumptions: Approximately 29.5K sets - number being reviewed Tri-Service - Army, RM and RAF Regiment All arms/services in Battle Groups Formation recce Assessment Phase: Indicating ‘fitted for but not’ with approach Will produce a recommended distribution
22 FIST 1 Assessment Develop & Manufacture In-Service IGMG Service experience FIST 2 Assessment In-Service MG IG Develop & Manufacture FIST 3 Assessment MGIG Service experience R & D - Integrated Soldier Technology Incremental Acquisition
23 The UK FIST Programme The Need The Programme Increasing Combat Effectiveness Summary
24 Increasing Combat Effectiveness Man in the Loop Environmental Factors Physical Realities Lethality: a Case Study
25 Human Factors The soldier (dismounted or in an AFV) will be pre-occupied with finding and attacking the enemy before he himself is killed. His primary senses will be dedicated to that task The information format and presentation must not interfere with or degrade those senses. Heads up and alert, not heads down in a computer.
26 Human Interfaces Section, 200m, Iraqi Infantry in the open, fire!
27 Human Interfaces You’ve got mail! 200m, Enemy Infantry, better text the blokes!
28 The Human Challenges Information: How much How often When To whom In what format By what medium Voice primacy Access: Security Flexibility Self synchronisation vs automation Decider support not replacement NEC or NCW
29 Increasing Combat Effectiveness Man in the Loop Environmental Factors Physical Realities Lethality: a Case Study
37 Increasing Combat Effectiveness Man in the Loop Environmental Factors Physical Realities Lethality: a Case Study
38 Commander SA80 IW EPG Day Sight - SUSAT II Sight - CWS HMNVS Binoculars Grenadier SA80 IW 40mm UGL EPG SUSAT II Sight - CWS HMNVS Marksman SA80 LSW EPG SUSAT II Sight - CWS HMNVS Gunner LMG (94 mm LAW) EPG HMNVS Where We Are Now In future: NLAW, ASM at section level replacing 94 mm LAW
42 Sighting Issues Differing sight requirements for differing weapons Match STA to capability across the section Maximise the benefits of each technology to provide the section, as a system, with equally good day & night performance. Cost: £/power (weight)/weight
43 FIST Capabilities Strong emphasis on C4I - the key enabler Protection - a balance between weight saving and greater protection Sustainability - power draw/power management the key issue Lethality - more for less Improved STA/FCS
44 Vinghogs FN2000 Noptel XM29 OICW Brashear TAVOR 2 Fire Control Systems
45 FIST Capabilities Strong emphasis on C4I - the key enabler Protection - a balance between weight saving and greater protection Sustainability - power draw/power management the key issue Lethality - more for less Improved STA/FCS Sensor-Shooter Capability
47 The UK FIST Programme The Need The Programme Increasing Combat Effectiveness Summary
48 Increasing Combat Effectiveness Need for a systems approach No ‘killer application’ Soldier-centric Managing real estate and weight Integration
49 Soldier Systems Integrated with FIST under the FIST Assessment Phase. Battlegroup Systems Integration with FIST investigated by the Soldier System Co-ordination Design Authority Process Infantry Section Integration
50 FIST Vision Working within the future digitised Battlespace, FIST will ultimately encompass all that a soldier uses, carries, wears consumes Providing a revolutionary enhancement to the operational effectiveness of those committed to dismounted close combat