America’s enemies beware: Apache Attack helicopters just got a little more badass. One of the new weaponry advances for the U.S. Army’s Longbow Apache copters is a targeting system that uses infrared cameras to detect muzzle flashes from ground fire, which means the Apache’s virtual eyes will be instantly drawn towards anybody shooting anything.
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 centres. The system is set for deployment within the next twelve months. [Gizmag via U.S. Army]