OREM, Utah, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded a phase I contract to wireless technologies developer FreeLinc to support the advancement of night-vision systems.
Utah-based FreeLinc was awarded the phase I deal from the Ground Combat Systems Division of the Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate. As part of the research award, FreeLinc will work with NVESD on the integration of its Near Field Magnetic Communications Technology into the Army Night Vision Program.
Officials say the integration of Near Field Magnetic Communications Technology is designed to remove cables from the Army's night-vision systems, freeing up a soldier's movement capabilities.
"This project is paramount to the safety and effectiveness of our troops in night operations," said Anthony Sutera, FreeLinc chief executive officer.
"Allowing the soldier to shift from a defensive posture to an aggressive offensive capability will have a huge impact on the effectiveness of our troops fighting in today's urban combat environment."