Winners of the US Armed Forces 2011 Outstanding Inventions Competition of the Year

19.09.2012 of the Year in the United States Armed Forces hosted the 2011 Outstanding Inventions of the Year Competition. It was attended by military officers and soldiers, war veterans, engineers and designers. The voting was also attended by reviews of participants in hostilities.

In the United States military, new military inventions for the US military were considered. During the review, the best solutions to improve the combat capability of the armed forces for 2011 a year were noted. If there are doubts about the weapons and ammunition sounded as the best inventions, then the means of protection of a single serviceman arouse a certain interest. The best solutions creators will be awarded only at the ceremony to be held in 2013. However, the winners are known today:

Additional protection of type Explosively Formed Penetrator Add-on-Armor
Special additional protection in the form of mounted additional armor. The use of such structures has significantly increased the survival rate not only of the equipment, but also of the crews and airborne forces stationed there.

Winners of the US Armed Forces 2011 Outstanding Inventions Competition of the Year

The use of enhanced (additional armor) came at the time from African countries, in which there were constant internal military clashes. Due to the specifics of the terrain and the fight against the destruction of equipment, African military men had to go for any tricks to increase the survivability of various equipment.

- improved protection from shells and splinters;
- modularity of invoice armor;
- minimal impact on the maneuverability of equipment;
- low weight;
- ease of maintenance and installation;
- operational replacement.

Helmet sensors to detect concussive blows - a helmet with sensors that monitor the health of a serviceman
For the United States Army, helmets were created with integrated shock detection sensors that could cause hidden brain damage. Sensors are not only able to record indicators, but also send them to physicians. At this time, the American football league has become interested in such helmets. About 10 thousands of helmets have already been sent to the army. It is planned to order about 50 thousands more units. On one charge, the sensors work for one year.

Common Missile Warning System - rocket attack warning system
Equipment installed on airplanes (helicopters). The main purpose - a warning about the approaching threat (rocket attack). Significantly increases the chances of survival of people in the air and the most flying equipment. Upon detection of approaching targets, it automatically activates means to create false thermal targets.

Pelvic Protection - Pelvic Protection System
The adoption of this system has significantly increased the chances of a soldier’s survival in an explosion at an explosive device. When undermining the VCA or VU, the main lesion goes to the lower body. Externally, the protection is similar to ordinary cycling shorts made from breathable material with a tight Kevlar mesh. The material additionally provides protection against infections, debris and dirt.

Start using the middle of the year 2011. Today, more than 15 thousands of soldiers are provided with a similar protection system. In one protection kit for one soldier, there are three Pelvic Protection units.

SPCS - body armor as a system of lightweight and tough armor
The product is a tactical body armor that is worn folded and quickly turns around in case of danger. It is provided with adjustable quick attachment straps, which ensure uniform and comfortable placement on the body of a soldier. Tactical body armor reduces the load of the carrier, provides excellent mobility when performing tasks and has fire protection. SPCS is designed as an external carrier (armor insert) with a belt that stabilizes the SPCS and increases the area of ​​enhanced protection throughout the body. It can accommodate stores to the main arms, communication devices and surveillance, convenient and safe pocket for carrying important things.

In addition to the above solutions, the 120mm APMI mortar projectile, the UAV control system from OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters, the 12.7mm M2A1 machine gun, the M982 projectile with GPS guidance, the Precision Lightweight Universal Mortar Setter System ".

To be honest, the absence of the most up-to-date solutions in “laureates”: high-precision aerial bombs, observation systems, laser systems, unmanned aerial and underwater solutions and suppression systems is surprising. Published inventions do not pull on the "outstanding". These are rather necessary or useful inventions for increasing the combat effectiveness and security of military personnel.

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  1. Tirpitz
    29 September 2012 10: 55
    About 10 thousand helmets have already been sent to the army. It is planned to order about 50 thousand more units. The sensors operate on a single charge for one year.
    We, as a potential cannon fodder, only have to envy.
    1. +2
      29 September 2012 11: 23
      I agree, I am very envious. I would have such gadgets, and given that they are protected from EMR, then this is already worth its weight in gold in a crisis situation.
    2. +3
      29 September 2012 16: 06
      why, envy, just follow and release your
    3. thatupac
      30 September 2012 01: 07
      America has so much money that I wonder why there are so few helmets.
    4. VALENOK
      30 September 2012 11: 18
      ;;; Sensors not only know how to record indicators, but also send them to doctors :::. A great opportunity to track potential enemies in real time for our hackers.
  2. +7
    29 September 2012 11: 07
    The arm or leg was torn off, and the helmet tells you: Okay, friend, the head is still intact!
    1. +1
      29 September 2012 11: 24
      With humor, however laughing
  3. +2
    29 September 2012 11: 26
    Soon, the soldier will become equal to the tank in terms of power supply, and then it will be necessary for our ossified Army to move, you won’t gain much with Kalash against the soldier in the exoskeleton, you will have to use the TOT technique, but for now you’ll bring him down to do this ...
    1. not good
      29 September 2012 11: 54
      The exoskeleton is not armor, one hit and then limp on one mechanical leg, and even if you fall into the mud if you fall into the mud, with a centner of cargo behind your back, it will help a lot. The exoskeleton is a loader's dream, and fighting is easier.
      1. Tirpitz
        29 September 2012 14: 01
        Quote: Negoro
        Exoskeleton is not armor, one hit and limp then on one mechanical leg

        He threw off a broken exoskeleton and fought further.
        1. AIvanA
          30 September 2012 14: 15
          I’m used to it in the exoskeleton and then like that? Here, if the toilet paper was not supplied, the war should stop and you broke and fought - this is too much.
      2. Patos89
        29 September 2012 14: 12
        In the beginning, everything seemed to be not very necessary, but look at least at the helicopter the computer the car has changed for decades. And the main problem is the energy source you can’t put in a mini nuclear reactor exoskeleton.
    2. AIvanA
      30 September 2012 14: 13
      It was nice on paper, but they forgot about the ravines, I'm sorry but this crap does not work in conditions of frost, heat and isolation from the base, as well as a bunch of others but. Think about it and then envy, and a real battle will show.
    3. wax
      30 September 2012 21: 36
      They already walked in 1242. Drowned a lot.
  4. not good
    29 September 2012 14: 11
    In the 90s, if my memory serves me right, there were in Primorye such joint exercises with the Americans, "Partnership for Peace." In the entrance of which, as an element, the loading of subunits onto the BDK was practiced. Our marines were loaded onto the armored personnel carrier from swimming, in reverse, using a flag-abusive control method, and high-tech American Marines loaded from the shore using individual radios, while spending twice as much time. When the Americans asked our sergeant, why, they say, flags? Our smile replied: "When your radio runs out of battery, I'll see how you wave the radio. good
  5. biglow
    29 September 2012 15: 23
    all of these things are overkill. People are fighting and weapons are an auxiliary tool. As Suvorov said, you need to fight with skill ... and not hope for all sorts of high-tech things that add extra weight to ammunition and the benefits are not always obvious
    1. Kir
      29 September 2012 15: 55
      That's right people !!, and where do you see people in the highest sense in the United States, most likely% fits into a statistical error. And as far as technology is concerned, the more advanced it is, the more laborious it is to fix it! And as a result, a paradise for all kinds of services and an increase in spending on providing 1 military unit, and as a result, the day is not far off when cost + efficiency hits the plinth!
    2. +3
      29 September 2012 17: 54
      And they do not forget about the preparation, it is so, if that. Firing practices work out, build landfills. Go to share experiences
  6. +2
    29 September 2012 15: 47
    Yes, I agree, a soldier should have as much equipment as needed in order to survive and stay intact and complete the task. Everything else is extra load and, most importantly, extra money. Why would a regular GPS motorbike need? A scout, yes, is needed, unit commanders and officers need it, but why is it not advisable for every soldier.
    1. +2
      29 September 2012 17: 55
      Well, I can name a dozen reasons why an ordinary GPS motor rifle is needed. To begin with, we must depart from the principle that an ordinary motorized rifle is a cannon fodder that does not know anything.
      1. Filin
        29 September 2012 20: 05

        Well, I can name a dozen reasons why an ordinary GPS motor rifle is needed. To begin with, we must depart from the principle that an ordinary motorized rifle is a cannon fodder that does not know anything.

        And this depends on what kind of war the army is preparing for. If for a large-scale war the motorized rifle will be meat, because the professional skeleton of the army will be grinded for a year or two and will continue to fight 50-60 mob reserve.
        And if a convoy of motorized rifles gets hit by a MLRS or under the distribution of attack aircraft, that is, they have GPS or not, it does not solve anything.
        If conflicts like our Chechnya or 08.08.08, then this is another matter. The number of troops involved is small, it is possible to arm and hang all devices, which will increase the speed and efficiency of the task. Losses are relatively small.
        No army in the world except the United States with its printing press will master 100% of the armament of its armies with sets of the soldier of the future.
        1. +2
          29 September 2012 22: 42
          The concept of full-scale wars is also changing
  7. bask
    29 September 2012 18: 27
    GPS is very necessary for the current yearbook. Half of the draft contingent is difficult to read. 1 and most importantly provide an armored personnel carrier with MRAP. by truck in 1000 units to start.
    1. Filin
      30 September 2012 17: 07

      GPS is very necessary for the current yearbook. Half of the draft contingent is difficult to read. 1 and most importantly provide an armored personnel carrier with MRAP. by truck in 1000 units to start.

      Do not carry nonsense. Now all young people deal with devices in 5-10 minutes, which was not 10-15 years ago. Computerization is rampant. Everyone has mobile phones. Grandmothers 85-90 years old write SMS and send MMS. So you don’t need to carry nonsense ... that young people are dumb and will not master GPS.
      children for 2-3 years picking up the phone ... with me they found a browser through the menu ... connected and went to online games. And you say ...
  8. Oleg Rosskiyy
    29 September 2012 19: 53
    The fellows - Americans, invented and produced good trophies.
  9. bask
    29 September 2012 20: 19
    Yes, when does he have a big idea. Until these Amer’s Kevlar shorts are removed, it’s justified ....... I! And about MRAP it was possible and more detailed. The topic is too relevant. Given the constant bombings of armored vehicles in Dagestan and Ingushetia.
    1. +2
      29 September 2012 22: 43
      Did you wear them? And I recommend reading why they began to introduce them
  10. MAX
    29 September 2012 20: 23
    An American commando is not only valuable fur (scalp), but also 15-20 kilograms of valuable and necessary equipment.
    1. +2
      29 September 2012 22: 13
      Another Amer. Special Forces is a good language, very talkative.
      1. +2
        29 September 2012 22: 43
        Really took?
        1. 16
          30 September 2012 23: 15
          met-head-on !!!!!!!!!!! did not take !!!!!!
          1. +1
            1 October 2012 00: 19
            Ugugu, about that and speech
  11. topwar.ruk-d
    29 September 2012 21: 05
    You look at all this and inevitably envy the American soldier. How everything is thought out, what care for a person, the highest professionalism. Immediately I recall our shirts (no offense, as they say), conscripts of some motorized rifle regiment in uniform two times bigger than the times of the Chechen wars. on the one hand, and on the other, the constant chatter of our home-grown Soviet-era Soviet generals like Ivashov and Sivkov, who are still crossing the Rhine, wishing to maintain our mobilization system with tens of thousands of tanks, but forgetting about a particular human soldier. He looked at the US Army as a child and I admired her appearance during the Iraqi war on the 91st. Helmets looked elegant and belligerent. On the other hand, there were SA gun helmets from the Second World War. And only now the man who showed respect to the soldier came and headed the Defense Ministry.
  12. bask
    29 September 2012 21: 28
    They have professionals in the Moscow Region, not stool-joiners!
    1. +4
      29 September 2012 22: 44
      They also have a civil defense wink
  13. bask
    29 September 2012 21: 51
    PS agree owl and printing press, with greens
  14. topwar.ruk-d
    29 September 2012 21: 56
    “They have professionals in the Ministry of Defense, not carpenters, stools!” But the irony is that it was the “stooltkin” who paid attention to all these particulars (uniform, food, barracks, equipment) that help the soldier. Usually they say: Serdyukov has a big budget. But I am more than sure, put in his place, for example, Sivkov. We would buy tanks, and also scrap metal that is not suitable in modern warfare, such as "plywood" and inconvenient BMPs. And where are all these soviet professionals were in 94-95. Who planned the storming of Grozny. Aren't these professionals like Grachev and Kolesnikov.
    1. Kir
      30 September 2012 01: 15
      Slaughter and opportunists most likely !!!
  15. +1
    29 September 2012 23: 47
    Whatever the child may amuse himself, as long as not to spread "democracy" around the world! stop
  16. bask
    30 September 2012 00: 18
    Eugene. It’s a foot professional to be non-military. But Kevlar ,, cowards, .... are needed so that the eggs do not tear off during the explosion But if the blast wave flows into the capsule. There will be a shell shock of the entire organism of a severe degree. That is, it will spread on the stacks. And the cowards will not help ..
    1. +1
      30 September 2012 00: 57
      I recommend it again - read about the reasons for creating the project
  17. 0
    30 September 2012 06: 56
    In the USA and in other Western countries, the purpose and process of the patented "somewhat" differs from the purpose and process of invention, which was in the USSR and is most likely preserved in Russia. There, a patent is a type of private property and in order to obtain it (a patent), the alleged patent owner must first invest a lot of money in everything related to the registration of a patent and its protection. Naturally, both firms and individuals are trying to invest money, first of all, in what is most relevant at the time of filing the application and that can bring tangible profit to the patent holder. Therefore, it is not surprising that among the prize-winners there are so many inventions that provide individual or collective protection of personnel from all sorts of "nasty things" or prevent the health of this personnel from going out of tolerance (who wants to pay millions for the loss of health of their soldiers where it is possible to do without losses And there are a huge number of such claims for compensation payments due to the stolen health of the "defenders of the Motherland" in the same States. And the losses in Afghanistan and other mountain points also stimulate the Pentagon to seek means of such protection so that taxpayers do not ask many unnecessary questions like these Talibans, who have climbed down from the tree, are beating both the tail and the mane of the high-tech army of “democratizers.” In addition, these inventions (patents) are also good because they can be implemented in huge quantities, which means that they can cut off a very healthy profit at relatively modest development costs. why, but to the point that invention in the West is primarily a business , and only then satisfying the needs of the inquisitive mind of clever and clever people.
  18. bask
    30 September 2012 18: 24
    I read it carefully. I agree with you. The safety of the soldier is first and foremost! Question is Eugene from Russian reality. When undermining the armored personnel carrier 80 ,, 8 kg .. spent. Fighters sitting on the armor of this class will save the equipment ,,?
    1. +2
      30 September 2012 18: 27
      The Russian reality is that now they are buying Lynx, right?
      1. 16
        30 September 2012 23: 14
        Russian reality-kickbacks !!!!!!!!!! right ????
        1. +1
          1 October 2012 00: 20
          And that too. So why are you so happy with domestic purchases? On foreign rollbacks, it is somewhat more difficult to do.
  19. bask
    30 September 2012 18: 54
    I don’t know how you are, but for me the Lynx is a complete de ..... mo. I am a RG 31, 32,35, BTR41. I’m on the marginal Matador, Marader from Paramount.
    1. +2
      30 September 2012 18: 59
      Well, in Afghanistan several countries are actively using it and nothing - quite satisfied
      1. 16
        30 September 2012 23: 13
        1. +1
          1 October 2012 00: 21
          AND? Will we deny reality?
  20. bask
    30 September 2012 19: 25
    We took Typhoons into service. But they have an independent suspension. In case of undermining, even 500gr in unit repair. Only in repair shops. With RG if available. BREM, repair 20-30 minutes with the engine, too., Everything is on a retractable platform. Yes, and the question of cost. In our version, even if the clones would cost an order of magnitude cheaper than ..

    Yes, about the Lynxes they want to stamp them 3000 pieces. But what they did not explain better than the Russian Tigers. In the version Tiger 2 is even very good.
    1. +1
      30 September 2012 20: 02
      Typhoons have not yet been tested.

      What version of Tiger 2? The 6A tiger, which, according to the application, should hold 5 kg of TNT under the wheel, has not yet been tested; it, like Lynx, has no loopholes and 4 seats. Have you read about the quality of the Tigers? I recommend reading the live report from Carden
      1. 16
        30 September 2012 23: 12
        God forbid they will pass !!!!!!!! I want to believe of course !!!!!! without kickbacks !!!!!! purely for the benefit of the native army !!!!!
        1. +1
          1 October 2012 00: 22
          Mr. Deripaska's factory. No kickbacks. Purely for the good of the native army. Bravo.
          Read details about build quality? The same Cardin? Highly recommend. For some sobering.
  21. bask
    30 September 2012 20: 08
    Yes, article +. A good table of contents. Inventions - BATTLE were present !!!! Officers. They and only they have to test and accept equipment in the troops. And now we have someone for what x is responsible .... I can not understand.
    1. +2
      30 September 2012 22: 27
      Not always. Military officers also have one topic - habits. And these habits are not always useful.
      1. 16
        30 September 2012 23: 10
        habit is second nature !!!! and for military officers ---------- this is blood, sweat and soldiers - their lives !!!!!!
        1. +1
          1 October 2012 00: 23
          Yeah. Are you aware that habits are not only good, but also bad? And when new equipment arrives, a bad habit is evil.
  22. 0
    30 September 2012 20: 08
    the absence of the latest solutions in the “laureates” is surprising[center] [/ center]

    Probably save for the next contest. You can’t flaunt everything at once to these Russians and Chinese!
  23. bask
    30 September 2012 20: 21
    Eugene in the Tigers, I’m not strong. But with a flat, even reinforced, bottom I think it’s from the hair dryer area ... In Afghanistan in the 80s they tried to do this with armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.2 Without much success, I drove a suicide bomber, the rest on armor .
    1. +2
      30 September 2012 22: 30
      Well, if you are not strong in the Tigers, so what do you sing praises to them.
      As for the V-shaped bottom, this is just one way of dispersing the blast wave. And pliz, there is a "answer" button. It is difficult to keep track of the conversation.
      1. 16
        30 September 2012 23: 08
        Well, it’s never better at all !!!!!!!!!!!! ?????????
        1. +1
          1 October 2012 00: 24
          Do you know that these are different in type and class of car? For different goals and objectives.

          That for the Tiger has its own niche, quite distinct - field reconnaissance vehicles, for example.
  24. bask
    30 September 2012 21: 11
    The quality of armor steel is not super. With Vodnik, orders from the CIS countries were. But due to numerous cracks in the armor they were refused. The quality suffers, especially in the production of light armored vehicles.
  25. bask
    1 October 2012 07: 19
    Eugene will answer on points. A habit from your lips = reflex. Reflexes, this is to ,, grandfather ,, Pavlov and him, tuzikam. .There are adequate people, I’m sorry, makers, I’m talking about adequate soldiers and officers who value military products. My brother, in 84, sitting on an armor, ... froze and repulsed everything that was possible, How not to take into account his opinion, a real participant in combat actions ... th. I don’t sing a tiger. The tiger is a police patrol car. They created it for this. It doesn’t have anything to do with intelligence. Or in a light armored personnel carrier for a battlefield to a battlefield. In Russia there is no armored personnel carrier up to 15 tons for delivery, a convoy and RA up to 7th tone of intelligence, analogue of RG32. Scorpion box ... and Protection in my opinion is very controversial and, crude machine.
    1. +1
      1 October 2012 13: 30
      In fact, with everything you said - I agree
  26. 0
    14 September 2015 19: 20
    Nevertheless, these little things are useful and necessary for the soldier.