posted on Sep, 25 2006 @ 09:10 PM
Well, imagine sniping from a tank into a city from outside of the city. It would allow the armed forces to engage the opfor with out being exposed to
ambush or close quarter combat. A laser guided munition is great for MBT rounds, what would be even better is for personel.
I agree that the increased range is great, however the visual recognition of targets at that range is going to be a very difficult challenge at best.
Most thermal is only good for recog up to 2,000 meters, it is less than that range for actual features to be made out.
So most engagements were under 2,000 meters and not as far as 5 miles or further.