Military should learn from civilian products in the U.S. for military purposes Taobao
data for: the U.S. military sniper rifle is installed on a commercial mobile phone can be used for transmission of information, data, calculations and other purposes
According to the U.S.” Information Week “reported that during Christmas last year, the U.S. Air Force purchased from the market about 2,200 Sony PS3, this is not issued to soldiers for Christmas, but do not have a purpose: as game chips are unique in the image processing Department, these games are out of chips used to build the U.S. military’s super computer.
long the U.S. military from civilian products “Taobao” tradition. In Iraq, Afghanistan, on the battlefield, the common people were put to new use iphone cell phone, sniper weapons, the company developed a target for the calculation software can be installed on the phone in the iphone. Sniper using the software can measure the target position, target speed, wind speed and improve the hit rate. Many self-propelled artillery and armored U.S. military support vehicles to install air-conditioning, is the general civilian “Carrier” brand. Even more sophisticated weapons, such as “Patriot” missiles and strategic nuclear missiles on many of the electronic chips and components, but also commercial parts for civilian use, some or imported directly from Japan.
U.S. weapons systems in the extensive use of sophisticated software or technology products for civilian, whom the blind or simply not the easy way, but on top of a variety of favorable conditions. First, the U.S. civil science and technology developed, the terminal product development and sometimes even walk in front of the military, which is chasing a new high of U.S. military by nature is very attractive. Second, the U.S. military to the private sector technology market, “Taobao”, often shop around, some mature products can be said for civilian technology cheap. A few years ago, the United States to implement the “digital army”, the most basic terminal “one-man digital system”, was originally developed by the military, the weight of 80 pounds, asking price $ 90,000. Later, the U.S. military to find a Silicon Valley consumer electronics contractor, you can only get to spend a thousand dollars, weight is also reduced to only 25 pounds. Now, the U.S. Air Force pilot training essential for the flight simulator is bought on the market for commercial computer sleeve material assembly, a set of only 200 million U.S. dollars, and then develop the F-16 simulators offer is made $ 35 million.
the people skills of military, civil-military integration, the establishment and improvement of civil-military integration, integrating the armed forces weapons and equipment research and production system, our military weapons and equipment for some period of important directions and ways. Currently, this concept has gained, but the treatment of civilian products, how to transform, used properly, is still long way to go, it is worth exploring. Stones from other hills, can learn. From the skillful use of the U.S. military to civilian products for its use, to better equip our construction is not without inspiration. U.S. military use of civilian products of the most crucial one is their first U.S. military has a strong technical force and strong technical ability to integrate, their approach is not simply used for civilian products I use, but through rigorous screening to select, to be systematized engineered to integrate into the weapons system. If we say that the military itself is not the first such powerful integration capabilities, is even the best commercial products to no avail, and even lead to incompatibility of technologies, such as loss of leaks and controlled by others “secondary disasters” can not but be cautious. (Wu Fengxiang)