Friday, August 22, 2014

About that Urban Warfare Business

Can You Spot the Uniform?

There's been a lot of focus recently on militarized police and on the use of regular army forces to quell civilian unrest in the United States, the European Union and, potentially, even in Canada.

Which leads to this video from our Department of National Defence.  It depicts Canadian soldiers using iPhones and Google Glass networks called "mobile ad hoc networks" or MANETs with the aid of quad-copters to target individuals in urban settings.

I don't know.  There's something about this that leaves me a bit queasy especially now that they've got CUEPAT, a camouflage pattern that is described as "uniquely suited to the Canadian urban environment" as studied in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

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