GRO Intel Series
Agility and stealth characterize the reconnaissance Ghost. Like its real-world counterparts, the Recon is outfitted as a scout, with weaponry and technologies that support its battlefield role. The Recon is lightly armored and not intended to be a front line soldier, but rather an information gathering long range assassin or close range skirmisher. This write-up will provide some insight on the technologies that inspired the Recon’s battlefield technology, and their common field applications.
The battlefield is a dangerous place, and avoiding detection is a crucial part of a Recon’s capacity to stay alive and complete the mission objective. To achieve this, the Recon is knitted with two of the latest Field Special Augmented Technologies (FSATs): The “Cloak” Active Camouflage System and the Oracle Digital Interrogator suite.
Recent developments in active camouflage influence the design of the “Cloak” ACS. Metamaterial research into materials like carbon nanotube sheets had shown impressive results by bending light around a thin sheet of the metamaterial, rendering it effectively invisible. Such a technology could potentially allow the infiltration of a soldier behind enemy lines, allowing them to take out an asset that would be costly to eliminate in a frontal assault.
The Oracle Digital Interrogator was designed to counter the stealth Recons, and to get advance notice of enemy presence. The Future Force Warrior is highly network-centric, with live updates of personnel locations even in hot zones. Recent advances in handheld motion sensing technology have allowed motion sensing through walls, and ongoing research is in progress on sensing motion in 3D space. Incorporating such concepts create a Digital Integrator that can temporarily tap into the enemy location updates and track their movements, becoming a veritable Oracle that reveals any hidden combatants.
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