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This new targeting system is going to get warheads on foreheads in a hurry | ArmyTimes

This new targeting system is going to get warheads on foreheads in a hurry | ArmyTimes

The Army is working on a new lightweight handheld device that will significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to call for fire from the sky.

It now takes up to half an hour to approve the coordinates and get a bomb dropped once a forward observer has called in a target. But time is precious in a firefight, so the Army is working on the Joint Effects Targeting System to cut that lag time way down.

The Joint Effects Targeting System, due to roll out in mid-2019, is a precision, handheld marking tool with a color camera that can deliver coordinates within 10 meters of accuracy and digitally push the information to members of the fire support chain, day or night, in any weather conditions.

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