Posted: 5/12/2002 5:00:26 PM EDT
See the equipment, vechicles, and weapons that are making the US armed forces more effective and less vulnerable, Wednesday, 5/8 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on 'The Tech Of: A Soldier.'
Also airs: 5/9, 12:30 a.m., 5/11 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 5/12 2:30 a.m, 1:30 P.M., 8:30 P.M., 1:30 a.m., 5/15 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m
In this high tech age, the foot soldier is by no means obsolete, nor will he likely ever be. But with the emergence of unmanned vehicles (UVs) in the last decade, the reliance on ground warfare has been cut exponentially. In addition, soldiers that are fighting on the ground are much safer due in part to UVs. UVs have the ability to fly, spy, and shoot from afar with as little personal involvement as possible.
The United States has been utilizing the UV in combat for more than a decade, employing it in the Gulf War, the Balkans, and now in Afghanistan.
In the war on terrorism, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have proved invaluable for their ability to be rapidly deployable and recoverable at all times, in all weather. Its capabilities give timely information on enemy activity and terrain and serve as a warning device. And for the first time, UAVs are now being used in bombing missions, as they've pounded remote caves in Afghanistan.
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