Infantry Drills

E-51: Information Advantages

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E-51. The HMMWV has a variety of features making it excellent for gathering and managing information. The crew and passengers of the HMMWV generally have excellent situational awareness due to a large front windshield and large windows located on the door at each seat. HMMWVs can carry two SINCGARS-class radio systems. They also can employ a power amplifier to extend the communications range to 35 kilometers in open terrain. The HMMWV can be configured to carry the latest Mission Command Systems. The weapon systems of the HMMWV can employ sights with night vision, thermal, and range-finding capabilities with high resolution and magnification in some systems.

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