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Robert Work: Wright-Patterson AFB Researchers Support 3rd Offset Strategy Through Technology R&D

Robert Work
Robert Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has highlighted several technology research programs that service and civilian personnel currently develop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio in support of the Defense Department’s Third Offset Strategy, DoD News reported Friday.

Lisa Ferdinando writes the strategy seeks to deter and protect the U.S. from emerging threats through the development of autonomous weapons, combat teaming, human-machine collaboration and learning systems.

The Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge system is one of the technology platforms Work emphasized during his visit to the air base’s 711th Human Performance Wing Thursday.

The BATMAN platform has the Battlefield Airmen Trauma Distributed Observation Kit designed to help pararescue jumpers track the vital signs of wounded warfighters on the battlefield through a wearable device equipped with a small computer and sensors, Ferdinando reports.

“That’s a perfect example of how wearable electronics and stuff like that can assist the human in doing their jobs on the battlefield,” said Work, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016.

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