TITLE

War on error

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7647, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on a low-cost, lightweight radar tagging system designed to protect troops from friendly fire incidents is to be tested by the U.S. Army later this year. The radar tag sensor, developed at Sandia National Laboratories, can be mounted on military vehicles and tracked via aircraft radar, to identify friendly forces during combat. This move has come in the wake of the fact that friendly fire has accounted for up to 15 percent of recent wartime casualties, and in the first seven days of the Iraq war six of the 45 allied fatalities were the result of such accidents.
ACCESSION #
12661282

 

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