Saturday, June 24, 2006

Battlefield acoustics

I haven't blogged about sound on the battlefield yet, so this new StrategyPage article is as good a one to start with as I could hope for.
This produces another unique battlefield sound portrait. You know American troops are at work when one shell goes off, followed by a few shots. No shouting, American troops use individual radios, hand signals and night vision equipment. They move fast, using minimal firepower. Less risk of friendly fire, or collateral damage (civilian casualties or property damage.) Battlefields have never sounded like this.