ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July, 19, 2021) — The Stryker armored vehicle hatch dropped. Soldiers scrambled out, aiming immediately at enemy positions as they dismounted.
In the future, soldiers sealed inside Strykers will learn the locations of their objective and enemy soldiers, watching on a screen the virtual pins dropped by other soldiers on mobile devices strapped to their chests. At this demonstration at Aberdeen Proving Ground last month, the Stryker teams entered the fight and traversed the battlefield to a mock Islamic State group weapons cache while their locations, in turn, pinged to soldiers and vehicles across the Stryker brigade.
“When you’re in a fight, things are always moving around. I thought it was very useful to have as a soldier because before you even drop that ramp you know what to expect,” said Sgt. Connor Smith, who took part in the demo.