Developing New Software, Picatinny Maximizes Efficient Fire Strikes

Developing New Software, Picatinny Maximizes Efficient Fire Strikes image
September 7, 2015 | Source: Cassandra Mainiero, Picatinny Arsenal Public Affairs

“For squad leaders, platoon leaders, platoon sergeants, it makes planning a lot easier and faster because everyone has this fantastic imagery that we can all see in our own hands.”

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Crouched on the desert floor, a Soldier watches an enemy vehicle rolling in the distance and gauges its range to her platoon. However, when she’s calculated the distance, rather than radio her platoon leader, the Soldier grabs her phone and relays the information with a software system called the Leader/Soldier Effects Tool Suite.

The tool suite, also known as LETS, is designed to provide the dismounted Soldier the capability to plan, coordinate and execute fires quickly and efficiently.

LETS functions on hand-held devices, such as mobile phones, and vehicle platforms. Its users can share firing details including range assessment, battle damage assessment, weapon emplacement, and control measures.