Air Warrior (AW) is a modular, integrated, rapidly reconfigurable combat aircrew ensemble that saves lives and maximizes Army aircrew mission performance. Previous aviation life-support equipment consisted of a nonintegrated assemblage of protective and survival gear. AW uses a systems approach to equip the aircrew and close the capability gap between human and machine. Fielded incrementally in blocks to rapidly provide enhanced capabilities to the warfighter, AW leverages and integrates clothing and equipment, such as the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform and ballistic protection from other product managers.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
AW provides enhanced mission effectiveness, leveraging clothing and equipment to maximize aircrew member survivability.