Knowing something is there and making an Assessment of whether it is material enough to take designated or definitive action adds to the efficiency of operations.

Especially in dismounted soldier environments, where a squadrons' ability to carry batteries, bullets and rations is limited to the available pack space and desired patrol time.

Hence the ability to make informed decisions is paramount to the effectiveness of every patrol and every engagement decision.

Our systems support an underlying ethos- just because you can see a communications tower or antenna farm, doesn't mean it poses a real time threat. So we aim to monitor and measure size, magnitude, duration, location and strength of signals and IED's detected, where possible, so that any action undertaken can be a measured response.

Concussed Marines rest during a battle against Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province