Soldier Worn Integrated Power Equipment System (SWIPES™)
The Soldier Worn Integrated Power Equipment System (SWIPES™) is an advanced power and data distribution system and the next phase in creating a fully networked warfighter. Through the use of a cable management system contained inside an armor system or ruck, SWIPES™ utilizes a central hub to distribute power from commonly used military batteries through a trickle charge to most individually worn equipment. This allows for the most efficient use of power and decreases the weight a warfighter must carry by virtually eliminating the need to carry spare batteries. In addition, the hub can also deliver data from the individually worn equipment to an end user device allowing the user to view all of their networked assets in one place such as a tablet or smartphone.