Wednesday, 23 May 2012

NATO - Connecting future ground troops

Interoperability is one of the key focus areas for multi-national operations. Did not manage to find the name of this new system, but it does sound promising.

An intermediary device will standardise the data, and enable data to be transferred between troops from different nations, using different communication systems.

Monday, 21 May 2012

NATO announces interim missile defence capability

Nato's missile defence shield 'up and running'
A picture tells a thousand words. BBC helpfully provides 3.

On the other hand, opswarfare does find some of the comments in the BBC article a little too "quoteworthy".

For example,
They can simply not carry large enough conventional munitions to do extensive damage on impact, and they lack the accuracy to hit prescribed targets with reliability".
Actually, NATO's enemies need not inflict "extensive damage" nor "accuracy", or even with "reliability". Therein lies the beauty of asymmetric warfare.