Australian Army

Giving the dismounted close combatant the ability to communicate whilst minimizing the harmful effects of battlefield noise.

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Challenge
Give the dismounted close combatant the ability to communicate whilst minimizing the harmful effects of battlefield noise.

 

Solution
Solution chosen: INVISIO S10, V60 and X5.

 
The headset is a world class capability with a key feature being the ‘in-the-ear’ bone-conducting microphone that removes the requirement for a traditional boom microphone
Major Michael TullProject Manager CHPThreads Newsletter, DoD, Dec 2015

Result

The ensemble was rolled out in three tranches with the first tranche to 1 Brigade almost completed in 2015. The second tranche, focusing on 3 Brigade, delivered in 2016 and the third tranche, focusing on 7 Brigade, in 2017.

The combat hearing protection (CHP) element has provided the Tier 2 dismounted close combatant with hearing protection to ensure exposure to harmful noise is kept within acceptable limits while minimizing the disruption to the user's auditory situational awareness and abilities in performing their duties.

 

Photo: UK Ministry of Defence, Crown copyright 2016. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.