Kraken Combat Outpost Surveillance and Force Protection System

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  1. average american

    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    ZARI, Afghanistan: On March 3, 2008, a Taliban suicide bomber driving a green truck packed with explosives barreled through the front gate of a small U.S. outpost in Sabari district, Afghanistan, and blew himself up next to the dining facility where American soldiers were just sitting down to dinner.

    Taliban foot soldiers streamed in, firing their AK-47s. It took the intervention of a Special Forces A Team to push them back. Two Americans died. Around a dozen were wounded. The Sabari attack was one of several catastrophic attacks on U.S. bases in Afghanistan in recent years. As U.S. forces draw down, there are fewer and fewer troops to spare for guard duty. That's why, bruised by these attacks, the Pentagon has scrambled to equip its frontline bases with better defenses.

    The Combat Outpost Surveillance and Force Protection System, nicknamed "Kraken" after the mythological sea monster because of its many tentacle-like technological extensions, is the latest. Combining tower-mounted cameras, radar, sonic shot-detection and remote-controlled guns and deployable in a single shipping container, the first operational Kraken was recently installed at Forward Operation Base Pashmul South in Zari district, near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.


    Kraken Combat Outpost Surveillance and Force Protection System

    Army Releases The Kraken To Protect Foreign Fire Bases; 'I'd Like To See The Taliban Try To Attack This Place'
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    A proper barrier at the time of the March 3, 2008 attack would have been a better idea. Force Protection can't be attained by technology alone, nor by making defense contractors rich. Not enough troops for guard duty? Send them all home now! :mad:
     
  4. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    any pic ??????????????????
     
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    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    Cant post pictures, but you can click the source.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Remote-Controlled guns with shot detection, radar and sonic are already deployed by the US and Israeli Forces.

    The problem is, Finding out which one is suicide truck and a normal civilian car.
     
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    It's a tough job even for soldiers on the ground...
     

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