Apple, along with over 160 other companies, including Boeing, Harvard University, and Google make up what the Department of Defense is calling, FlexTech Alliance. The Department of Defense is seeking wearable technology that will be inserted in soldiers uniforms as well as ships and aircrafts that will help monitor what is going on in soldiers’ bodies as well as their ships and aircrafts. The U.S government plans to invest $75 million towards Flextech Alliance, while companies will contribute over $90 million. These devices are meant to be thin and flexible, made through 3D printing technology that will include sensors that measure heart rate, blood pressure, as well as other useful health information for their soldiers and structural integrity for crafts. Wearable technology has been a booming industry in recent years and Apple has taken advantage of this with it’s recent release of the Apple Watch, which is why it isn’t much of a surprise to see them as part of the FlexTech Alliance. Not much information has been released about specifics regarding the technology. Although, there are plans to release more detailed information in a speech on September 4th, 2015 by the Defense Secretary.