Communications devices, GPS, portable displays: They’re all hungry for power. Today’s Soldier would be better served with batteries that last longer, are lighter and recharge wirelessly.
There’s a good article on Wired.com about how Army researchers are working to eliminate cables with wireless chargers that may have a range of more than 50 feet!
Army scientists are also hard at work building better batteries. In the future, we’ll all benefit from the outstanding research done today in Army labs.