Israel goes hi-tech in the war on terror

Friday, March 04, 2005 |    

Some Israeli troops are now carrying gear out of a sci-fi movie, and it's giving them the upper hand in urban combat in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. The new device is a like a wrist watch, but instead of a clock it has a small video screen that transmits images from unmanned spy planes. This enables soldiers to see what Palestinian gunmen are doing around street corners or behind hills. The army says the device drastically shortens the time it takes to identify and strike a target.

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