U.S. pilot helped clear the fog of war

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  1. Greg Harbin saw a way to streamline airstrikes. The solution -- and his cause -- was the Rover, a device that would one day save his life.

    By Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    September 13, 2007

    In the summer of 2003, an Air Force pilot named Greg Harbin was doing desk duty at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia.

    Day in and day out, Harbin sat in front of five computer screens, scanning photographs and video sent by unmanned planes flying 1,200 miles away, over Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  2. Sounds like an extremely handy piece of kit.

    The next stage is to integrate it into FBCB2/BFT so that I just tap my screen in the tank and change to an overhead video view.

    NTM
     
  3. Sounds like it will come in handy. I hope the system is also given to the Brits as well.
     
  4. Absolutely sound bloke - and a good piece of kit. He really is committed to a good cause 10/10.

    Ratcatcher
     
  5. MacGyver Lives!
     
  6. It has been. For some time now.