A new ruggedised and tactical handheld digital assistant for dismounted soldiers has been developed by Lockheed Martin.

The tactical digital assistant (TDA) device provides enhanced situational awareness, command and control, and blue force tracking capabilities to brigade and below forces.

The device enables the dismounted soldiers to maintain secure communications and exchange critical battlefield information with mounted forces in harsh operational environments.

The device features a user interface that supports shared full motion video and sensor command and control.

In addition, the TDA interfaces with both fielded US Army Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) and emerging Joint Battle Command-Platform systems.

The digital platform is compatible with current FBCB2 software and allows for future upgrades including new applications and increased memory requirements.