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Friday July 29, 2011

Army Hits Pause on ‘Wearable Computer’ Program

Considering the state of the economy, I can see why the military might want to put something like this on hold but the idea of replacing a wearable computer with a smartphone based system? I'm not too sure about that.

Debi Dawson, a spokeswoman for the Army office overseeing the Nett Warrior program, confirms that the Army has put the multi-million effort on pause. "It has not been cancelled," Dawson emphasizes. But it smells like the Pentagon is reconsidering the purpose of Nett Warrior in a fundamental way. The idea behind it is to give soldiers a suite of digitized maps, cameras, computers and communication tools that they can strap to their kit and to stay connected during the fog of war.