The US Army is to test and evaluate Textron Systems’ SoldierEyes smartphone-enabled analysis and battle tracking system.

SoldierEyes is a system that addresses warfighters’ ability to gain and maintain situational awareness in full-spectrum operations.

The system uses cloud architecture, is fully operable within government-fielded communications environments and tracks all warfighting functions.

SoldierEyes devices and systems are able to connect via FASTCOM, a new mobile, secure battlefield cellular network that can be hosted on manned and unmanned aircraft, aerostats, masts or ground vehicles.

The system will be deployed later this year as a member of the FASTCOM team. It will participate in Empire Challenge 2011, as well as in other large-scale exercises with the US Army’s full-up Armor Brigade at the White Sands Missile Range.

The company also plans to hold lab and field capability demonstrations and evaluations of the system throughout the year.