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					                    Program Executive Office Soldier




Product Manager
   Air Warrior



    LTC Shannon Womack
 Product Manager Air Warrior
           E-mail:
  john.womack@us.army.mil
    PM AW Mission Statement




Develop, procure, field, and sustain the
 best Aviation Life Support Equipment
         (ALSE) in the world.




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            Significant Activities

 Fielding Air Warrior (AW) Block 1 and Spiral 3 EDM to
  deploying units; FY08 rotation is complete, fielding to
  units deploying in FY09 is underway
    - 18,121 AW Ensembles to date
    - 1,836 Spiral 2 Electronic Data Managers (EDM) to
      date
    - First EDM Spiral 3 fielded to 1-137 (28 CAB) 12 Jul
    - PHODS in production. Fielding to start 1st Qtr FY09
 Aircraft Wireless Intercom System (AWIS) encryption
  device development and NSA certification
 Air Soldier Integration Planning and Capabilities
  Development Document (CDD) coordination
 MCS to Other Forces including M9 ACE, M1 Abrams
  (Army and USMC), Bradley, Stryker and Navy H53.
 EDM Spiral 3/GMR/Intra-Army Interoperability
  Certification
 FMS support (Canada/Australia/UAE)
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                                Program Schedule
                   FY07          FY08          FY09            FY10              FY11            FY12       FY13        FY14         FY15
Air Warrior                              MCS Production/Field
Block 1 and
                               CIE Ensemble Production/Field
EDM
                         IA         Spiral
                                                                           Spiral
                        cert          3
                                                                             4

              V1.1.2   V1.1.3 V1.1.4 V1.1.6                   V1.2                  V1.3

                                                          EDM Production/Field


 Air Warrior
                                         AWIS MEDEVAC (unencrypted)
Increment III            CPD
                                                   LRIP                    FRP
                Dev/Test/Certify Encrypted          DR    AWIS DT/OT       DR                AWIS Production/Field

                                   FRP
                                   DR                PHODS Production/Field


                                             ECP     Hear Thru Production/Field

                                                   FRP
                                                   DR                Hydration Production/Field

                                                      FRP
                                                      DR                Go Bag Production/Field


    Air
  Soldier        Concept Refinement
                                                      CDD
                                                                     MSB                   CPD
                                                                                                            CPD
                                                                                                                         CPD
                                     Tech Development
                                                                                                       SDD Phase
                                                                                                  PD
                                                                                                                   PD
                                                                                                                                PD
                                                                                                                                      MS C

                                                                                                             Production/Field
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                     CIE Ensemble




GEN 1 (3,454)               GEN 2 (3,052)
   Apr 2004                     Jun 2005
                                                   GEN 3 (11,615)
                                                      Sep 2008
        Continue to provide product improvements

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              Electronic Data Manager (EDM)

     Spiral 2 EDM                 Spiral 3 EDM      Spiral 4 EDM
      (Fielded)                 FUE Jul 08 (SWB2) FY 10 (SWB3/4)




•   COTS based (9” X 5” X   •    COTS based (9” X 5” X   •   COTS based (9” X 5” X
    1.1”)                        1.1”)                       1.1”)
•   6.4” Dual bulb, Dual    •    6.4” Transflective      •   6.4” w/ LED Backlight
    controller display           Display w/LED           •   Extended Battery Life
•   640 MB RAM                   Backlight
                                                         •   1 GB RAM
•   800 MHz CPU             •    Sealed Glass Touch
                                                         •   1+ GHz CPU
•   USB 1.1                      Screen
                                                         •   USB 2.0
•   External Battery        •    Internal Battery (30+
                                 Min)                    •   32+ GB SSD
•   20 GB HDD
                                                         •
                            •    1 GB RAM                    Magnesium Case
                                                             (Weight Reduction)
                            •    1 GHz CPU
                            •    USB 2.0
                                                         •   Battery “Gas Gauge”
                            •    32 GB SSD
                                                         •   Power Indicator
                            •    192 BIT Hard Drive
                                                         •   Aircraft Mounting
                                                             (Opt.)
                                 Data Encryption
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Dual EDM Configuration



                                        6 Port HUB



                          Microrouter


                                  PLGR
Electronic Data Manager           Precision Lightweight GPS
                                  Receiver
                              (Blue Force Tracking- Aviation
                                        Product)




                                    GPS Message Router
                                    replaces three system
                                    components saving space,
                                    weight, and power

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                         Microclimate
                    Cooling System (MCS)

                               Other Services and Ground
                                  Vehicle Applications




    Microclimate Cooling
      Garment (MCU)




Leveraged MCS Technology




  Microclimate Cooling Unit
           (MCU)



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                  AWIS Encryption
 Contract award to Telephonics (NY) as prime contractor teamed
  with General Dynamics (AZ) as subcontractor Aug 06
 Navy’s PMA 209 joined as development partner
 PDR successfully completed 4 Apr 07
 CDR completed 17 Oct 07
 Bench Level testing continues through Q1 FY09
 LRIP contract to support DT/OT award projected for Q3 FY09
 NSA Certification - Q2 FY10
 Integrated DT/OT – Q2 FY10




                                           Mobile Equipment (ME)



   Windtalker Encryption Device (WED)
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                              PHODS
           (Portable Helicopter Oxygen Delivery System)

                  Description                                             Schedule
COTS Item: A man-mounted, automated controlled,
oxygen system which delivers oxygen from a                                FY 08
                                                    Milestone/Event               FY 09   FY 10
lightweight portable oxygen bottle via a nasal
cannula or mask for high altitude missions.

                                                  - Production Decision
                                                  - Contract award
                                                  - Safety of Flight
                                                   Release
                                                  - Fielding



                                O2 Fill Station
Basic PHODS w/case & optional mask

                                         Current Status
                      Operationally tested by 160th SOAR and USAARL
                      DTC issued safety confirmation Mar 08
                      AEC issued abbreviated system safety confirmation Mar
                       08
                      PEO Soldier Production decision Jun 08
                      Production Contract Aug 08
                      AED Airworthiness Release pending
                      Begin fielding to 159th Avn 1st Qtr FY09
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                            Go Bag

 Modular, tailorable kit for all Rotary
  Wing aircraft and missions
 Integration effort for each platform on
  contract now
 Fire retardant material
 Accommodates 72 hr survival gear,
  including:
   -   5.56 ammo not worn on the aircrew vest
   -   food/water
   -   additional environmental gear
   -   integrated “on the go” hydration system
   -   modular individual sleep system
 Qualification tests begins Q1 FY09
 Production begins Q3 FY09; system will
  be built to a performance specification
  with interface drawings

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             Hydration System
 Single-hand operable water
  hydration system
 100 ounce capacity; baffled bladder
 Filtration capable
 Integrates with PSGC and Go Bag
 FR fabric
 NBC mask compatible
 Developmental test begins in Q1
  FY09
 Production expected Q3 FY09;
  system will be built to a
  performance specification with
  interface drawings

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              Helmet Hear-Thru

 COTS Item: Enables dismounted aircrew the
     ability to hear and localize sounds in the
     external environment
 Currently in use by Army Special Operations
      units
 Not formally qualified for Army Aircrew use
 Testing planned for Q1 FY09


                       External Microphones




                            Gain Control



          AA Battery    Independent Communication
             Pack                Earplugs
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             Apache Block III (AB3)

                                       AB3 introduces a magnetic head
                                       tracker to replace the legacy
                                       electro optic head tracker



                    PM Apache will utilize the HGU-56/P
                     as the helmet for the AB3 program

HGU-56/P will bring                         Schedule:
• Improved Safety                           • Jul 08:   Impact Testing
• Improved Fit for both                     • Sep 08: Initial Flight Test
the Large and Small
                                            • FY 11:    Initial Operational
headed Apache pilots
                                            .           Capability
• Reduced Cost
                          Heads Up Display (HUD)
            CRT ANVIS HUD                        New Night Flat Panel:
       Elbit Systems Ltd (circa 1995)
                                                  Lighter
               SDC                                Improved Cable
                                                  Clearer Symbology



                                                               New Day Flat Panel:
                                                               Day HUD        .
                                                               Symbology     .


    CRT
Display Unit




      New Day & Night Flat Panel Display Units are Qualified
      Developing UH-60M Software Upgrade to include “Fly by Wire”
   .   symbology
      Developing V-22 Software Updates for the Air Force & Marines
      Developing Head-Tracker variant for Apache and USCG
      Competitive ID/IQ contract between EFW Inc and BAE Systems
   .   for improved Signal Data Converters (SDC)

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             Air Warrior/Air Soldier Capabilities
                     Block 1                           Increment III
Survival Equipment Subsystem

                                                                            Aircraft Wireless
                                              Electronic Data Manager       Intercom System
                                                       (EDM)                     (AWIS)


 Personal Survival     Flotation    One-Man           Portable Helicopter
   Gear Carrier         Collar       Raft             O2 Delivery System
  (PSGC)-GEN 3          Overwater Survival                 (PHODS)


 Microclimate Cooling System

                                                                        Go-Bag & Hydration
                                                 Helmet Hear-Thu
                                                     System

                                                           Air Soldier
Microclimate Cooling       Microclimate
  Garment (MCG)         Cooling Unit (MCU)        •   Reduced Weight & Bulk
                                                  •   Directed Energy Protection
            Aircrew Integrated                    •   Multi-use fabrics
              Helmet System                       •   Improved ballistic and
                                                      impact protection
                       HGU-56/P Helmet w/         •   Integrated Heads-Up Display
                       Maxillofacial Shield       •   3-D Cueing
                                                  •   Physiological Monitoring
                                                  •   Off-aircraft power


      Increase Performance, Mobility, Duration, Comfort & Safety                           16
                  Air Soldier Capabilities
                                                     • Improved Situational
                                                       Awareness
   •   Reduced Weight & Bulk
                                                     • Heads-Up Display
   •   Mission Tailorable
                                                     • 3-D Cueing
   •   Integrated System of Systems
                                                     • Directed Energy Protection
   •   Improved material reliability
                                                     • Improved Noise
       and maintainability
                                                       Attenuation
                                                     • Wireless Communications
                                                     • Dismounted Power
                                                     • Combat ID
                                                     • Night Vision
• Improved Ballistic Protection
• Improved Contact Injury
  Protection
• Flame & Flash Resistance
• Improved load/gear bearing
• Reduced visual signature


                                       •   Chem/Bio Protection
                                       •   Physiological Monitoring
                                       •   Thermal Regulation (Hot & Cold)
                                       •   Overwater Survival
                                       •   Waste Elimination                 17
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