Fort. Bliss is one of the select army bases used in Network Integration Evaluations. Soldiers are testing new military technology and providing their feedback. Based on the results, certain products could be sent to Afghanistan as early as next year.
It’s like a futuristic fighting scene from Call of Duty, but it’s real.
It is pretty cool. It’s like a giant game of laser tag with a bunch of computer stuff,” said one soldier.
Army leaders say capabilities of military technology has reached it’s highest level in history.
“It’s the ability to have network connectivity down to the individual soldier level,” said Army Spokesman Paul Maehney.
The U.S. army can now build advanced mobile satellite infrastructure in the barren deserts of Afghanistan, equipping individual soldiers with cell-phone like devices that send voice, text and GPS data. Back at base camp army leaders look at tactical holographic photos showing them the inside of enemy fortresses, and with the GPS location of each soldier platoon, company and battalion available, they can see the detailed battleground in real time.
Read the rest of Ashlie Rodriguez’s report (with video) at KVIA.