War Technology

NPR's Eric Westervelt reports if the United States attacks Iraq, the latest and most sophisticated American weapons and equipment will be on display. The Army now has Humvees that can stop a .50 caliber bullet, and the unmanned support plane in its arsenal — in addition to other weaponry far evolved from the equipment used in the Gulf War. Researchers are still working on ways to improve communications during combat among different branches of the armed forces and between different units.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.