Display to showcase Soldier
technology and chow to Congress
NATICK, Mass. – Why are American military forces the best
protected, best equipped and best sustained troops in the world
today? And how does science play a part in the technology used
by our Soldiers? Congress will get the answer to these
questions during Soldier Modernization Day, June 6, on Capitol
Hill in Washington, D.C.
For this event, representatives from the Program Executive
Office (PEO) Soldier and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems
Center (NSSC) will join forces to showcase items that improve
our Warfighters’ lives.
Representatives of Congress, their staffers and visitors will
get an opportunity to view the latest innovations in Soldier
technology and sample some of the new field rations.
The presentation is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6 in
the Rayburn Foyer of the Rayburn Office Building.
Media are invited to attend this event.
Some key items scheduled for display include:
Land Warrior/Future Force Warrior Systems - These systems will
provide increased capabilities to our Warfighters using advanced
Sample the latest Meals, Ready-To-Eat (MRE), Unitized Group
Rations, and components of the new First Strike Ration - menu
items that are Warfighter recommended, Warfighter tested and
Warfighter approved. Menus are changed annually to ensure the
diverse cultural and ethnic food preferences of our Warfighters
are being met. (NOTE: These items will be available for sampling
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. only.)
Current items that are improving our Warfighters’ survivability,
mobility and quality of life, including: Interceptor Body
Armor, Advanced Combat Helmet, Army Combat Shirt, Fire Resistant
Environmental Ensemble, Navy Flight Deck Uniform and Special
Operations Forces Survival Systems.
Work done in conjunction with America’s First Responder
community, specifically the Law Enforcement Advanced Protection
(LEAP) Uniform Ensemble.
The latest Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS).
Weapons that improve our Warfighters’ lethality, including:
XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, M4 Modular Carbine, M26
12-Gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) and the XM25
Individual Airburst Weapon System.
For additional details or to make arrangements, please contact
the Public Affairs Office for NSSC at 508-233-5340 or the Public
Affairs Office for PEO Soldier at 703-704-2802.
For more information about the organizations, please visit the
websites listed below:
Natick Soldier Systems Center: http://www.natick.army.mil
Program Executive Office Soldier: