Science of War DVD
SKU ID #293235
- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: G
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 60 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
- Genre: Documentary
Science of War DVD
How does the U.S. Military outfit its soldiers? What does it take to equip the most advanced fighting force on the planet? Who is responsible for making sure the American soldier has the most technologically advanced equipment available? The Soldiers System Center (SSC) in Natick, Massachusetts, that's who! For the first time on television The Military Channel will take viewers inside the Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts, one of the most sophisticated and little-known research facilities on the planet.
In the Science of War military DVD, the Soldier Systems Center campus at Natick tests almost everything the modern day soldier or "Warfighter" needs for combat. The engineers and scientists working in Natick have the enormous responsibility of developing and recommending the equipment used by American soldiers all over the world. How serious is their work? The success and accuracy of the work done at the SSC could mean the difference between life and death.
The Natick Soldier System Center DVD and Military Channel cameras will be along for the ride as soldiers are tested in climatic chambers while being exposed to environmental extremes. Their physical limits will be put to the test as they attempt to endure intense heat, cold, rain, wind and humidity. Inside the Immersion Lab our cameras will go underwater to examine cold stress performance testing. With water temperatures at 45-50 F, scientists study thermoregulatory fatigue and cold acclimatization. Soldiers involved in this testing are often times driven to hypothermia.
In the War DVD, your shown how this extreme testing philosophy offers scientists the best possible data to improve "Warfighter" performance. The Hypobaric Chamber gives our cameras the ability to see human performance testing at 25,000 ft, or "thin air," while never leaving sea level. The chamber tests altitude acclimatization, hypoxic preconditioning, and human performance while exposed to high altitude. The program will utilize state-of-the-art high-speed, high-definition camera technology to witness ballistics, laser weapons, and fire resistant testing of body armor, Kevlar vests, eye protection and clothing.
The Science of War DVD from the Discovery Channel store, will travel with the Airdrop division to test new innovative technologies. The accuracy of an airdrop is vital to an army's survival and dropping 50,000 lb from 25,000 ft is no easy task, especially when the demand is to be within 150 meters of the target while under enemy fire. Traveling along for the ride while testing state-of-the-art GPS-guided parachutes our cameras will be on board and on the ground to cover all the action.
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