Mobile Force Protection gets new “eyes” from SpotterRF:
TAMPA, FL—SOFIC—May 14, 2013—The United States spends $1.2 million to send one soldier to serve in Afghanistan for one year*. To protect these warfighters, SpotterRF worked with Camp Williams, Utah in recent exercises to train operators on the use of a compact radar system that cost less than $30,000 with only a 3lb battery and laptop that automatically detects and tracks multiple threats anywhere in a 150 acre area through all weather conditions, night or day. The exercise tested SpotterRF’s effectiveness in conjunction with existing U.S. Army advanced listening systems.
Reflecting the forward looking military transition to more cost-effective and mobile systems for nimble ground forces, Camp Williams utilized SpotterRF M600C radar units to rapidly deploy secure perimeter protection. SpotterRF compact surveillance radar provides 150 acres of coverage per unit and fits in a backpack kit. While SpotterRF is now catching on in commercial applications protecting critical infrastructure at home, the radar delivers cost-effective, yet powerful perimeter protection to small forces traveling light and fast.
“Nimble small group forces securing a position must first eliminate threats, then, set up a defensible perimeter,” states Sgt. 1st Class Paul Diamond, instructor for the Low Level Voice Intercept (LLVI) course at Camp Williams, Utah. “Troop position may change overnight or in an hour. Since we can make SpotterRF radar operational from pack to track in just a few minutes, we minimize the time our troops are at greatest risk. This ultimately saves lives.”
Diamond teaches a dozen classes each year to troops deploying for forward operating base defense and mobile infantry force protection in the field. SpotterRF radar advantages for this application include compatibility with existing battery power supply, rugged lightweight construction, ease of use, and fast setup.
Mobile Force Protection – New Eyes
“With our current LLVI course, we provide ears to the on-the-ground soldier. SpotterRF adds eyes to that same capability. It provides additional actionable intelligence to target the enemy based on focused visual location confirmation whether they are talking or not.”
New SpotterRF Partners
SpotterRF strategic integrator partner list is growing rapidly to meet demand for SpotterRF’s patented technology.
*source: National Defense MagazineShare