Accession Number : ADA268338
Title : Soldier Integrated Protective Ensemble: The Soldiers' Perspective
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep-Nov 92,
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Salter, Margaret S.
PDF Url : ADA268338
Report Date : JUN 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 194
Abstract : The field portion of the Soldier Integrated Protective Ensemble (SIPE) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) was conducted at Fort Benning, Georgia, from September through November 1992. Individual task performance-data were collected by the Test and Experimentation Command (TEXCOM) Close Combat Test Directorate, and collective task performance data were assessed by personnel from the U.S. Army Infantry School (USAIS). Soldier impressions on and suggestions for the SIPE equipment were collected. As a technical advisory service to the SIPE ATD, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) personnel collected this data. The SIPE, configured as a head-to-toe individual fighting system, demonstrated considerable potential for enhanced soldier capabilities and operational effectiveness. However, the equipment, only prototype in nature, affected test soldier performance and attitude. The enhanced communications capability and thermal sight on the rifle, as well as some items of clothing, were deemed very acceptable; other items were rejected or insufficiently tested. Further testing would be beneficial.
Descriptors : *ARMY EQUIPMENT, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, TEST AND EVALUATION, WARFARE, ARMY RESEARCH, ARMY PERSONNEL, HEAD(ANATOMY), FEET, HEADGEAR, NIGHT SIGHTS, VISION, INFANTRY, DEMONSTRATIONS, PROTOTYPES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE