US-based technology innovation company T-Worx Holdings has received a memorandum of approval from the US Army for its power and data rail product, Intelligent Rail.
The approval was granted after a successful validation testing of Intelligent Rail, developed through the US Army Small Business Innovative Research programme in 2008.
T-Worx had signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).
The patented Intelligent Rail platform received approval from soldiers during its 2018 Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP) evaluation.
Intelligent Rail is designed to provide a unified power source for apps and accessories and a way to securely connect and communicate data from weapons such as rifles to commanders or command centres on the base, according to T-Worx.
The Intelligent Rail technology also helps enhance situational awareness between soldiers and commanders in the battlefield.
T-Worx Holdings executive chairman Devin Schain said: “Anything critical to the modernisation of warfighters’ weaponry, safety and lives must be tested in an environment similar to where it will be deployed and in consideration of additional Department of Defense use.”
During testing, the power and data platform product demonstrated the capability needed to reduce risk to troops.
With the certification, T-Worx will now support competitors that are participating in the army’s forthcoming Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) programme.
Schain added: “We are proud to work with the US Army team supporting its small arms modernisation efforts.
“The company is poised to help make a difference in modern warfare and real-time intelligence of the American warfighter.”