My grandfather was a mortarman in WWII and he used to tell us how he planned trajectories in the heat of battle. Now, however, soldiers can punch in some coordinates and send a hot slug of death soaring straight at the enemy in a fusillade of metal. Much easier for the folks in the field, I think.
This new mortar, part of the Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative, gives 10 meter accuracy at 11… → Read More
Turns out the iPod is being used by soliders for psychological operations in Iraq. A very creative solider used his iPod and a loudspeaker to broadcast Iraqi pop music while on an operation to distribute food. Another soldier is using a transmitter to do the same thing. The transmitter and iPod use a very low powered system (normally used for rescue beacons) to transmit a pro-coalition message… → Read More