In the new modern battlefield it is important to conceal your convoys and troop movements from your enemy at all costs. Once your enemy knows your position, they can stand in a strike force, unmanned aerial attack vehicles or a swarm of missiles. All of which could potentially kill your soldiers and equipment.
One-way to protect military convoys used to use spray on dirt camouflage. However, many dismiss this idea because it would take research and development dollars away from other programs to develop the perfect spray on dirt system for convoys. Something that was easy to use and could be done in the field and so one has to ask if it is worth the investment in research and development dollars.
Proponents of the idea agree that even if the spray on dirt concept is not needed today; it might be used tomorrow for another purpose such as coating equipment from enemy chemicals. The fact is the just never know what are going to need something like this. Having proven technology and proof of concepts which already to use makes sense because in the future of warfare you never know what you might need and in personal concepts ready to go costs very little compared to building a new jet fighter or an army tank. And a new army tank could cost as much as $20 million for the new high-tech versions and if your enemy can see it, then they can shoot at it. Consider all this in 2006..
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By: Lance Winslow