New ways to
protect soldiers against roadside bombs were on display Wednesday on
Operational Test Command is responsible for testing military
equipment both at home and at war.
Leaders Day,” OTC held equipment demonstrations where community
members could see how the new technology works.
The “Scan Eagle
System” is an unmanned aerial vehicle that takes live video of
remote locations. The Army uses it to watch for illegal activity
like people who are trying to plant roadside bombs.
James Amato, the
Executive Director of Operational Test Command said, “It’s all about
the safety of the soldier and the ability to execute the mission.
Any technology we can bring to bear to help in those regards are
just win-wins. ”
OTC also displayed
special hand held detectors that can sense if people are on the
other side of walls up to 12 inches thick.