I just read a post about a new way the military is hoping to confuse enemies during battle. We’ve used camouflage to hide our troops for a long time, and counter-intelligence is pretty common. Heck, you can go back to the Trojan Horse to find ways armies have tricked enemies to give them a tactical advantage in battle.
The new plan is to bring a bit of magic to the battlefield. Using auditory and visual hallucinations, the military hopes to confuse enemies. It might be similar to current tech used to trick radar, or that tank with thermal imaging camouflage that I wrote about a few months back. If we need to get out troops or support vehicles somewhere without conflict, tricking the enemy that either no one is there, or evading them could actually save lives and prevent further battles.
Think about it. Currently, the US Military is really powerful. No army is going to attack us when our full forces are brought into play. Gorilla warfare tactics are likely going to be much more successful. So they’d attack when we’re en route. “Divide and conquer,” right?
I feel like I don’t give you guys enough videos, and that’s a shame. I did post a few videos from our SHOT Show blog, GearExpert, but we actually make a ton of other videos for our parent site OpticsPlanet.com. Two videos that we just released are for a couple of our favorite products. They’re both night vision devices, and have a ton of great features to make you more successful in the dark.
Up top we have the Yukon NVMT Night Vision Monocular. Trevor takes you through the great features on this night vision device, and I am really impressed by the ideas Yukon came up with to help out their customers. It isn’t just the quality of the image. Sure, that’s amazing. But the little things matter a lot too, so seeing the little slot to hold the lens cap is really cool.
Another great thing about this Yukon Night Vision Monocular is the IR illuminator. As Trevor points out, it’s actually better to have at least some ambient light from stars, but sometimes there’s so little light that even a great night vision device isn’t going to see much. That’s where the IR …
We’ve just about finished putting out all of our SHOT Show Videos through our new blog GearExpert.com. I’ve talked a bit about some of the cool gear from EOTech and ATN, but there is a TON more to see, such as:
I thought I’d give you guys a taste of our full coverage from SHOT Show 2012. One of our video interviews is with ATN. Our Trevor Bending talks with ATN’s Steve Lemenov about the new night vision gear and thermal imaging that ATN will be bringing to you this year!
Probably my favorite part of the video is when Steve shows Trevor the new ATN ThOR Thermal Imaging Rifle Scope that’ll be available soon. We did just recently get in the ATN ThOR320 Digital Thermal Imager Scope, which is not only incredibly tough, but also gives you a great image. It’s an amazing piece of technology.