September 21, 2012
The Taliban are using cell phones to defeat rather more expensive Western IR war fighting equipment and tactics.
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.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 21, 2012 06:27 AM