Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
In the fields of Grafenwoehr, Germany, several new unmanned aerial tools were demonstrated during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018.
A Puma aerial system flies overhead during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 photos: Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
Photo 1 of 7: A Puma aerial system flies overhead during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Download full-resolution version
Michael Knox, a Puma operator, uses a remote control system to operate the aerial asset during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany in preparation for a Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 photos: Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
Photo 2 of 7: Michael Knox, a Puma operator, uses a remote control system to operate the aerial asset during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany in preparation for a Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Download full-resolution version
Pvt. Jonathan Jackson, a cannon crew member assigned to 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, launches a Puma aviation system during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 photos: Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
Photo 3 of 7: Pvt. Jonathan Jackson, a cannon crew member assigned to 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, launches a Puma aviation system during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Download full-resolution version
Pvt. Jonathan Jackson, a cannon crew member assigned to 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, waits beside a Puma aviation system during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 photos: Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
Photo 4 of 7: Pvt. Jonathan Jackson, a cannon crew member assigned to 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, waits beside a Puma aviation system during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Download full-resolution version
Byron Russell, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, flies the system and demonstrates its capability during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept (RCBC) includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 photos: Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
Photo 5 of 7: Byron Russell, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, flies the system and demonstrates its capability during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept (RCBC) includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Download full-resolution version
Byron Russell, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, operates the system using a remote control during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 photos: Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
Photo 6 of 7: Byron Russell, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, operates the system using a remote control during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Download full-resolution version
Mike Mackiewicz, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, readies software for the system during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 photos: Future Tech: Soldiers Test, Evaluate New Equipment in Germany
Photo 7 of 7: Mike Mackiewicz, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, readies software for the system during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Download full-resolution version
A Puma aerial system flies overhead during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Michael Knox, a Puma operator, uses a remote control system to operate the aerial asset during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany in preparation for a Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Pvt. Jonathan Jackson, a cannon crew member assigned to 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, launches a Puma aviation system during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Pvt. Jonathan Jackson, a cannon crew member assigned to 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, waits beside a Puma aviation system during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Puma was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Byron Russell, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, flies the system and demonstrates its capability during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept (RCBC) includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Byron Russell, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, operates the system using a remote control during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Mike Mackiewicz, an operator for an unmanned aerial system called the Instant Eye, readies software for the system during a multinational joint equipment training brief on April 2, 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  The Instant Eye was demonstrated prior to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration. The Robotic Complex Breach Concept includes the employment of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in intelligence, suppression, obscuration, and reduction. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – In the fields of Grafenwoehr, Germany, service members from the U.S., the U.K. and other U.S. Department of Defense entities watched as several new unmanned aerial tools were explained and demonstrated during a multinational joint equipment training brief April 2, 2018.

Led by a group of civilians from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, the training brief served as a precursor to a scheduled Robotic Complex Breach Concept (RCBC) demonstration later this week. That demonstration will see the use of new air and ground equipment for the first time by Soldiers.

The unmanned aerial capabilities on display included, the Lethal Miniature Ariel Missile System (LMAMS), Puma and Instant Eye, which provided Soldiers the ability to evaluate and detect hazards in the training area from a safe distance.

“The aviation assets are invaluable,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Logan, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist. “One of the aviation systems, the Instant Eye, can actually detect hazardous exposure such as chemical or biological threats. The best way to prevent a CBRN injury is avoidance, and that's what these assets allow us to do, avoid unnecessary exposure.”

Another aerial asset, the Puma system, is a small unmanned aircraft that gives Soldiers the ability to reconnoiter an area, capture photos and other mission enhancing abilities, without placing individuals in harm’s way.

“The Puma system allows Soldiers to perform many forms of reconnaissance,” said Kenneth Martin, an operator of the Puma system. “Using a change detection software, this aircraft can identify any changes made to a route or road over a period of time, to help identify possible hazards.”

In addition to aerial assets being used for reconnaissance, the LMAMS gives Soldiers the capability to attack enemy targets from a safe distance that may not be in visual range.

“The LMAMS is a direct fire missile used for neutralizing enemy targets or soft shell vehicles,” said Beler Watts, a spokesman for the LMAMS. “This system helps our service members reach threats that the standard weapon can't reach with a very low collateral damage footprint.”

Select service members who will be participating in the breach exercise had the opportunity to attend a week-long course to better understand the capabilities of the aviation assets prior to the demonstration.

“After attending the course and finding out exactly what these systems can do, I am impressed,” said Spc. Jackson Thomas, an Intelligence Analyst assigned to 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. “Having the ability to capture images of our routes and identify any disturbed land that could indicate possible hazards saves not only lives, but other assets and equipment to keep our force effective.”

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