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Developing products for the defense and public safety sector? You need a team that understands the unique requirements of professionals whose lives depend on the performance of their gear. PDT’s extensive experience in this market ranges from portable communications to heavy mounted equipment, engineered to survive the rigors of operation in the most challenging environments.
Product roadmaps, business plans, specification documents… before we even begin the development process, PDT’s Defense Programs Team helps you accurately target product development toward critical corporate objectives and market demands. Exploratory and in-depth research fuels design with a firm understanding of your end users and their in-field requirements, insights which are then translated directly into engineered solutions that deliver on the specialized functional, usability and ergonomic needs of military and government personnel. Seasoned project managers with years of defense-specific product development experience lead each program, drawing upon PDT’s extensive global expertise to build the most appropriate team for each job. Based near MacDill and Fort Drum, our project managers are positioned near your product’s users to stay in close touch with Department of Defense needs.
Systems integration of the latest military technologies can be a complex and lengthy endeavor. With tech-driven capabilities constantly developing and emerging on the battlefield, tech-savvy soldiers look for ways to bring the latest in various technology roadmaps together to build the most capable systems to complete their missions. The PDT Defense Programs Team’s wide range of military product knowledge provides the turn-key product development firepower to rapidly realize the promise of advanced systems integration. Carrying these technology-packed devices often requires advanced soft goods - backpacks to specialized clothing - to lighten the load and make rapid access easier for the soldier. Paired with well designed tactical apparel, armor and hydration systems, such equipment allows our troops to perform at their best with increased comfort and stamina.
C4ISR technologies play a vital role in the everyday lives of military personnel, and our forces rely on leading-edge technologies to dominate in harsh operational environments. Utilizing the latest in defense and commercial technology, PDT helps our clients transform ideas into prototypes, mockups into battle tested products. With world class internal resources and close strategic partnerships within government, industry, and academia, our Defense Programs Team empowers PDT’s customers to create the most advanced solutions for today’s – and tomorrow’s -battlefield. Our team doesn’t sit around conference tables, asking questions over bowls of M&Ms… we have a deep understanding of unique user requirements, backed by direct feedback from in-field research with the men and women wearing the gear.
Medical devices are complex… developing them to also withstand the environments of forward military operations requires a rare development skill set. Life-sustaining devices need to survive air drops and not impede the flight systems during an airlift. They need to function in a sandstorm or a tropical monsoon, and may need to fit in a rucksack with 80 pounds of other gear. Decision support is needed for a 19-year old corpsman in a nighttime firefight as well as the neurosurgeon in the OR. Nowhere are the stresses on surgical teams and their equipment more pronounced than with battlefield casualties, where there is precious little time or working space to stabilize a soldier with multiple major traumas. U.S., NATO and other medical leadership have made it a priority to better understand how and where outcomes can be improved. They are looking for ways to push more sophisticated procedures into the field, to simplify devices so they require less specialized training, to cost-effectively accommodate an increasing load of civilian care and humanitarian missions. PDT helps deliver the innovations and adaptations that save lives of soldiers and civilians alike.
For soldiers in the field, every ounce counts. Through smart application of materials and savvy electronics packaging, PDT shrunk the size and cost of wearable military communication: more