The Kiowa Warrior, originally designed as a light obeservation helicopter, had been ‘expanded and improved’ to create the military’s newest breed of attack helicopter. The Kiowa boasted infrared thermal imaging capability enabling its designator/laser range finder to provide autonomous designation for laser-guided precision weapon like Air-to-Air Stinger missiles and the AGM-1148 Hellfire Missile System. A high-speed digital signal processor provided simultaneous multitarget tracking of up to six targets. Few enemies had ever seen a Kiowa up close and survived to tell the tale.

just finished reading “deception point” written by dan brown. the meteorite in the milne glacier was fun to read, but the plot isn’t so good as “digital fortress.” i’ll begin to read “angels and demons” by this week.

2006.02.07