Battle cry

Published: Saturday 31 August 1996

An American engineer, excited by his soldier son's account of enduring Iraqi Scud missile attacks during the Gulf Crisis has put together a smart handheld gadget that can provide an accurate warning of hazards such as an incoming missile -- without needlessly distracting troops outside the area of danger. He developed this device as part of a design team at Mitre Corporation in Colorado Springs, US. The device called, tactical automated situation receiver could be particularly useful for providing the troops with the latest information on the existence of minefields.

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