July 09, 2015

BAE Wireless charging of soldier gear can reduce batteries and weight carried by soldiers

Broadsword is a product family of interconnecting components for the next generation of soldier systems. Broadsword delivers ground breaking technology to the 21st century warfighter.

Spine uses so-called e-textiles to wirelessly charge military equipment and this energy use can be monitored using a smartphone app.

Other equipment in the range includes the Q-Warrior augmented reality headset and car seats that wirelessly charge the wearable technology.

BAE has additionally created an inductive seat charger that automatically transfers energy from a vehicle to the vest.
This means the Spine never runs out of energy and can be charged as soldiers travel around battle zones.

The Spine is a garment's insert that delivers power and data connectivity through a revolutionary e-textile combined with a power and data management system.

Broadsword Spine
The e-textile is woven from conductive yarns to create a patented fabric power-and-data distribution network.

* More flexible
* More robust
* Lighter
* Lower profile
* Integrated into load-carriage to remove snag and tangle issues

A solution for professions such as armed forces, fire and rescue services, and law enforcement – that benefit from connected electronic equipment on their clothing.

The Spine conforms to the new Generic Soldier Architecture Standard being developed by the UK MoD.


BAE Systems' Broadsword range revolve around a vest called Spine. Spine uses so-called e-textiles to wirelessly charge military equipment and this energy use can be monitored using a smartphone app. Other equipment includes the Q-Warrior augmented reality headset and car seats that wirelessly charge devices










The Q-Warrior see-through display delivers true augmented reality tailored to the users’ needs.
Q-Warrior can integrate into the Spine power and data network and be driven from a soldier end user device, e.g. smartphone.

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