Lifesaving Solar Power for Army Firefly Sniper Detection System

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Clean Technica

The Department of Defense has been aggressively pursuing alternative energy both as the key to future national security and as a means of reducing troop casualties in the field, and a new Army solar project provides a perfect illustration of the two entwined goals. The project involves integrating solar power with the Army’s new “Firefly” sniper detection system, which somewhat ironically has been exposing Soldiers to enemy fire when they have to install fresh batteries to power the equipment. That risk has now been practically eliminated, thanks to solar power.

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