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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

"Despite big advancements in sensor technology in recent years, clouds can still block a warplane crew's view and make it impossible to support troops on the grounds.

Synthetic aperture radars can peer through weather, but these sensors generally are too big and unwieldy to help in a fast-evolving close-air-support scenario.

That could change soon. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested a compact video synthetic aperture radar, or ViSAR, that can peer through clouds and pump radar-based full-motion video to a cockpit or crew station…"
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Lion in the Stars13 Oct 2017 11:39 p.m. PST

I think I just heard every A10 pilot squee with joy.

I think one of those systems would be a perfect fit on the landing-gear pods of an A10.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 11:55 a.m. PST



Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Oct 2017 9:31 p.m. PST

between the articles rhapsodically enthusing about planes firing through clouds and automatic weapons that fire themselves robotically, we must be on the verge of a Golden Age of antiseptic slaughter.

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