Friday, November 16, 2007

Platoon-Level Precision

My Jane's email updates reports this:

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and BAE Systems displayed their ODAM (Optically Designated Attack Munition) 60 mm guided mortar bomb [.]

Given that infantry has to haul around everything they use, one-shot kills with a mortar round will mean a weapons squad.

When an infantry platoon has short-range precision indirect firepower like this available, our infantry will be much more lethal.