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5 ton truck actually mobile command post

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 5, 2007

These five-tonner trucks, with rear cabins that are designed and built here, can morph into command posts, the nerve centres of army operations where battle movements are planned – at the push of a button.

Mr Soh Kwok Chye, a programme manager (Land Systems) with the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), said the rear cabin opens out into an air-conditioned office space ‘about the size of a badminton court’.

Based on feedback from field trials with army units, the roof of the command post has been designed high enough to accommodate a large screen, on which army commanders project digital maps and watch aerial images filmed in real time by unmanned aerial vehicles. (story)

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