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A powerful force multiplier is being showcased by IMI, adding intelligence gathering to the capabilities of the multi-purpose rifle system (MPRS). Developed as a result of intensive co-operation with the Israel Defence Force, this incorporates first-hand experience gained in urban warfare.
Due to be released this summer, MPRS has been designed for assault rifles such as the M4, SA80, FAMAS, the IDF's Tavor and others, which can serve as part of integrated soldier systems. One of two new capabilities resulting from this development is the quite remarkable intelligence air burst ammunition, which meets some demands of the digital battlefield. It supports information gathering from 'over-the-hill' scenarios taking place in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) areas, providing real-time intelligence without the need to endanger life or engage UAVs.
Based on the original air burst ammunition configuration, the intelligent round replaces the lethal payload with a digital camera and wireless configurations. The soldier's fire is controlled by the sight, which focuses on suspicious areas, while the camera begins to photograph immediately after firing. A hand-held computer manually receives images and the soldier can view real-time intelligence, fast-forwarding or reversing the film as required. Firing data provide target co-ordinates.
Originally posted by nyarlathotep
I can see what you are saying Dr_S, however, I don't think that it is a sign of cowardice. If you were a soldier and there was something that might save you life in battle, wouldn't you want everything that could do that?
Originally posted by RogueX
I saw a thing like that on some show about the Land Warrior system. The soldier had this thing over one eye that was connected to a camera on the gun. What if someone sneaks up on you and you have the gun pointed sideways? Better hope you practiced like that lol. Thats a cool pic