Apache Copters Get New Targeting System That Uses Infrared to Detect Muzzle Flashes

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One of the new weaponry advances for the U.S. Army's Longbow Apache helicopters is a targeting system that uses infrared cameras to detect muzzle flashes from ground fire. That means the Apache's virtual eyes will be instantly drawn towards anybody shooting anything.

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Not only does the system allow pilots to target the ground-based enemies at a touch of a button but it also offers that same information to ground forces, other aircrafts and tactical operations centers. The system is set for deployment within the next twelve months. [Gizmag via U.S. Army]

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But it doesn't tell the crew if the flashes are friendly or not. That would be good to know.