Rockwell Collins has announced a new platform designed to provide tactical combat targeting and communications capabilities in theÂ digital battlefield.
TheÂ FasTAKÂ wearable system consists ofÂ a laser range finder, a tactical computer, a video downlink receiver and digital targeting software that work together to provideÂ communications and awareness data for warfighters, the company said Wednesday.
Users may access these features via mobile devices equipped withÂ Microsoft‘sÂ Windows and Android operating systems.
FasTAK’s Windows variant weighs less than six pounds, while the Android variant weighs less than three.
The wearable system also integrates theÂ TacNet Tactical Radio with anÂ AN/PRC-162(V)1Â manpack radio to provideÂ digital connectivity and enable operation with theÂ targeting software. The system’s transportable container houses laptop hardware that uses data link processor software to manage radio frequencies, data forwarding and data links.
Rockwell Collins is exhibiting the FasTAK at theÂ Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industriesâ€™ trade show taking place Wednesday to Thursday.