Black Diamond Advanced Technology to Address "Equipping the Special Operations Warfighter" at Special Operations Summit West

Justin Dyster, Black Diamond Advanced Technology's VP of engineering, to present on Wednesday, March 28 at 10:45 a.m.

Mar 13, 2012, 17:38 ET from Black Diamond Advanced Technology

TEMPE, Ariz. and SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when budget cuts and force reductions challenge special operations to do more with less, maximizing the usefulness and performance of the equipment the warfighter carries is vital to the success of each mission.


It is also the topic of a presentation to be given at IDGA's Special Operations Summit West in San Diego on Wednesday, March 28. Justin Dyster, vice president of engineering for Black Diamond Advanced Technology, will deliver the address titled, "Equipping the Special Operations Warfighter" at 10:45 a.m.

Drawing on Black Diamond's experiences embedding with Special Operations forces and using real-world input in the design of the company's wearable computer and communications systems, the presentation will cover mobile C4ISR, precision targeting and explosive ordnance disposal applications, as well as:

  • Ways to better utilize existing equipment and reduce weight carried
  • Precision targeting while remaining foot-mobile
  • Incorporating personal flexibility into load-out to increase mission effectiveness
  • Cable management to eliminate equipment failure

Black Diamond specializes in wearable computer and communications systems that treat the warfighter as a system, allowing foot-mobile operation while carrying less weight and providing unobstructed access to ammo, hydration and other mission-critical equipment. Its COTS Modular Tactical System (MTS), for example, is a wearable precision targeting and C4ISR system that funnels control of mission-critical peripherals to a central display to eliminate battery and equipment redundancies and lighten load-out.

Presented by IDGA, Special Operations Summit West will provide in-depth discussion on latest advancements in strategy, operations and technology, as well as lessons learned from recent efforts within the Regional Combatant Commands. It will take place at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego on March 26 – 28. For more:

About Black Diamond Advanced Technology
Black Diamond Advanced Technology designs, engineers and manufactures fully rugged computers and accessories primarily for military applications. In addition to its Modular Tactical System (MTS), Black Diamond builds the SwitchBack™ ultra-rugged mobile PC and applies its core technology in custom-engineered hardware solutions.

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