Special Operations Command is launching a new effort to develop “hyper-enabled operator” technologies that will give service members enhanced capabilities, said the director of the command’s science and technology office May 22.
“The hyper-enabled operator is a concept, it is not a deliverable product,” said Lisa Sanders during remarks at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida. The ultimate is goal to make warfighters as effective as possible in achieving their missions, she said.
The concept includes four technology pillars: communications, computing, data/sensors and human-machine interfaces.
More effective communication devices are needed to connect operators on the tactical edge and provide them with up-to-date information, Sanders said.