Just Ask Joe: The Land Warrior Project


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First, we asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden. Now, it’s Joe Fjelstad’s turn! Inventor, columnist, instructor, and founder of Verdant Electronics, Joe has been involved with rigid PCBs and flexible circuits for decades, and he’s ready to share some of his knowledge with our readers. We hope you enjoy “Just Ask Joe.”

Q: Was your Land Warrior project ever implemented?  

A: The Land Warrior system was developed and fielded by a Pacific Consultants team of 40-some engineers and technicians (after winning a design competition against three top-tier military systems contractors). The contract was managed by Exponent. Approximately 100 systems were built and demonstrated in a war games exercise at Fort Polk in 2000. It exceeded all expectations. Land Warrior development has continued in one form or another since and has seen service in conflicts since 2001. The name Land Warrior was changed to Nett Warrior in 2010 to honor Medal of Honor winner Robert B. Nett. For more information, click here.  

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Joe Fjelstad is founder and CEO of Verdant Electronics and an international authority and innovator in the field of electronic interconnection and packaging technologies with more than 185 patents issued or pending. To read past "Flexible Thinking" columns or contact Fjelstad, click here. Download your free copy of Fjelstad’s book Flexible Circuit Technology, 4th Edition, and watch the micro webinar series on flexible circuit technology.

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