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The relationship between infantry and military pilots based on Android

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For the interaction of ground forces and aviation groups in the US are planning to develop new technologies. The American military, without undue modesty, however, as always, announced that the program already had definite outlines, and over time it could lead to a real revolution in the tactics of warfare with the support of ground forces from the air.




In order to organize air support for infantrymen today, it is necessary to conduct long negotiations, to provide their guidelines for a strike, which can not be unambiguous for any pilot. And if the landmarks are ambiguous, then launched missiles or bombs dropped on the enemy, can please not the enemy, but in their own infantry. At the same time, even existing communication and navigation systems do not allow to completely avoid fatal blunders.

The new program, under the working title PCAS, will create a technological innovation that will enable effective communication between infantry units and military aviators. In practice, the system of coordination of actions will largely resemble an advanced computer game, where, with the help of special software functionality, an infantryman will be able to call air support to strike a specified area of ​​terrain. The pilot will see a kind of label that will show exactly where to hit.

The versatility of the proposed system will allow the infantryman to even choose the type of support from among those aircraft that are available at the base. This can be both support from drones, as well as from manned aircraft and helicopters. The image of the territory of the conduct of hostilities will generate a computer (special functional video terminal), which through a special eyepiece will transfer the image into the eye of a fighter (pilot).

The PCAS interface is like a video game. The picture is transmitted to the eye with an eyepiece, which means it does not need to be distracted from the battlefield to look at the screenThus, both the infantryman and the pilot will see in front of them a picture of the same terrain on which they can mark places for striking. Marking a place to strike with one person will result in a similar label for another subject of the battle. This will reduce the risk of blunders, as well as significantly improve the effectiveness of communications between ground forces and aviation groups during combat operations. In addition, the time it takes for the pilot to reduce his plane to the right place to strike at the enemy will be reduced.

It is reported that the computer system is implemented through PCAS-Ground multimedia tablets based on the Android OS. They allow to obtain timely and accurate data on the location of military units and aviation groups (individual aircraft) in the air. Systems receive a GPS signal, which allows you to monitor the situation at the scene of combat operations.

The US military reported that the new system can be used on airplanes, helicopters, armored vehicles, in UAVs. Whether such an idea will make a revolution in military affairs will be known after its implementation.
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  1. Nayhas
    Nayhas 24 June 2013 08: 53 New
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    So soon, and auto-drivers will remain without work ...
  2. PSih2097
    PSih2097 24 June 2013 09: 52 New
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    The relationship between infantry and military pilots based on Android

    And why not based on 8 windows?
    1. fero
      fero 24 June 2013 17: 35 New
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      Android has open source, which is probably why. Plus platform is free
  3. Basileus
    Basileus 24 June 2013 11: 23 New
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    Fortunately for the Americans, their authorities understand what needs to be done and on what basis. Ours are stupidly stocked up with expensive apple crafts for the police, etc. for bumblebee.
  4. iSpoiler
    iSpoiler 24 June 2013 11: 27 New
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    Crawled up, saw, won ... Cool idea ... And not necessarily based on Android
    1. Letterksi
      Letterksi 24 June 2013 12: 15 New
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      it’s better under iOS- to fight like that with show-offs wink
  5. Letterksi
    Letterksi 24 June 2013 12: 13 New
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    Network wars. This idea has been going on for several years
  6. SIT
    SIT 24 June 2013 14: 55 New
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    How to organize a stable interference channel with a rapidly moving airborne object? No narrow antenna does not roll here. So something like WiFi. All armies have electronic warfare equipment, and it’s not a problem to put some kind of jammer in the database area, from which it will be possible to send obscenities only by wire telephone. So they are going to fight again against shepherds and breathers.
    1. Basileus
      Basileus 24 June 2013 15: 36 New
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      Well, who else should they fight with? For quite some time now, Americans have been developing weapons and sharpening tactics precisely for these purposes.
    2. alean245
      alean245 24 June 2013 16: 25 New
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      You can protect the line by using noise-resistant coding, plus duplication of information on several carriers. These are standard noise immunity methods.
      1. SIT
        SIT 24 June 2013 17: 07 New
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        Quote: alean245
        You can protect the line by using noise-resistant coding, plus duplication of information on several carriers

        It’s all on the soldier, who is just not a signalman. When should he deal with these settings? If configured in advance, then any scanner will detect the carriers and go dull jamming.
        1. sergey261180
          sergey261180 24 June 2013 18: 36 New
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          Everything is automatically done. The soldier will only need to poke one red button.
  7. Pablo_K
    Pablo_K 24 June 2013 17: 47 New
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    Quote: Nayhas
    So soon, and auto drivers will be without work


    The versatility of the proposed system will allow the infantryman to even choose the type of support from among those aircraft that are available at the base.

    You can of course give such a device to every soldier, but will there be enough aircraft then? Most likely this is just advertising.
    Air carriers will not remain without work.
    Although it would not hurt to equip each fighter with the means by which he could transmit the coordinates of the discovered target.
  8. yanus
    yanus 24 June 2013 18: 06 New
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    Speak on Android? I feel the number of exploits and malware for Android will begin to grow uncontrollably.
    It seems that the developers really believe that there are no viruses under Linux)))
    1. Pablo_K
      Pablo_K 24 June 2013 18: 27 New
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      Quote: yanus
      It seems that the developers really believe that there are no viruses under Linux

      It reminds a joke about the elusive Joe, who is elusive because no one catches him.
  9. Zomanus
    Zomanus 24 June 2013 23: 57 New
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    Great thing. This can really be applied to our adjustable shells and mines.
  10. Letnab
    Letnab 29 June 2013 07: 11 New
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    an interesting thing, but direct transmission from an ordinary soldier directly to an aircraft will cause such confusion, since there are fewer aircraft than soldiers. so the system will require some kind of organization of order for the transmission and reception of data from ground forces to aviation and artillery ... and this again requires focal points, so that the information load will only grow. Most likely, there will be a chain from an ordinary soldier and further up the posts of higher commanders to a coordination center and then the distribution of goals and objectives of aviation and artillery ....
  11. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 7 July 2013 22: 17 New
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    There is no way to do without a connected server; Wi-Fi is not yet far-reaching enough to communicate through it. And the communication device “hanging” above the heads will find “adventures” for itself. Yes, and noise immunity is worth a lot.
    In short, the idea is good in principle, but before implementation ...
    Americans will have to fight the old fashioned way. laughing