The field of tactical guns may soon change, at least according to a Pentagon task force.
Military Times recently reported Pentagon’s Close Combat Lethality Task Force is supporting a vision that will change the game when it comes to tactical weapons.
An explosion or a shot can soon be made by simply opening an app and pushing a button. This can be done by a squad leader in a battlefield, distant from the headquarters and main support units.
The work was presented this week by retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales at the annual Armaments Systems Forum hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association. Scales was a former veteran of the Vietnam War and former commandant to the U.S. Army War College.
He said that people used to believe that tactical art emerges from operation art, but with this innovation, it is showing the other way around. The forum also presented technical breakthroughs and what to expect in the future in the field.
The app that can be accessed via a smartphone was among those presented in the forum, showcasing how smaller units, such as those in the size of a Marine or Army squad, can impact both strategic and operational levels of tactical. He also looks forward to having the technology solve problems in the bureaucracy and relevant organization, and to have it integrated as much as possible.
Aside from promoting the technology, the task force is also looking at enacting efforts that will focus on improving internal strategies, enhancing performance, and understanding options on how these items can be handled.
Other technologies in the line include “night-vision devices, accelerated development on a next-generation rifle and machine gun and a futuristic Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS,” that seeks to provide a one-stop device that can be shared across the squad and even until the echelons.
The technology discussed above and being worked around by the task force also seeks to improve security measures.
Meanwhile, in Waukesha County in Wisconsin, lanes of I-94 between Highways F and P have been closed due to a high-speed chase which involved a gunned man. It has been identified as a tactical situation reported afternoon of June 4th, the state’s transportation department reported.
According to the report on Patch, nearby offices were also closed due to the incident. More information is expected to be released in the next few days.