Warfare and Technology

I just assumed our technology was superior than the Taliban’s.  And it is.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean better.

A key realization: the enemy uses cheap night vision gear in the form of cameras that have night functions.  When our IR lasers, our IR strobes, our IR illumination or our IR spotlights are radiating, they can easily be seen using cheap digital cameras.  I recently told this to some Norwegian soldiers, who were as surprised as our soldiers to learn it.  I learned this from the enemy, not from our guys.  The Taliban even use smart phone cameras to watch for invisible lasers.  The enemy in Afghanistan has been caught using cameras for night vision.  It is just a stroke of common sense: I have been doing it for eight years since I noticed an IR laser one night in Iraq.

 

Whole thing here.

One Response

  1. The military is aware of this problem. Discussion of solutions may infringe upon classified material, so I will say no more.

    BB

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