Forward Observer Gear Gets Target Right

Withington, Thomas
August 2009
Armada International;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p36
The article discusses forward observer systems used to detect targets and report their position. It features systems with communication links to transmit data across battlefields from various European manufacturers and options like laser range finder, the Owl pocket which protects against excessive light and the Prowler Night Vision Scope. More increasingly sophisticated equipment are in the works aimed at optimum ergonometry and portability features, longer range detection and greater clarity and data sharing ability.


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