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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Military Technology: Advantages and Disadvantages



Usually there are negative and positive effects whenever a new technology is introduced.  Military Technology is no different.

Some of the disadvantages to military technology are as follows:

Disadvantages:


1. Infantry can become to reliant on modern rifle telescopes


2. Technology is expensive


3. Computers assisting pilots can malfunction


4. Computers can add weight to vehicles and personnel


5. The increased effectiveness of weapons is a danger for both sides of the battlefield



Advantages:

1. Weapons are more accurate

2. Greater communication capabilities

3. Ability to fly and shoot in bad weather and low visibility situations

4. Ability to identify friendly forces

5. Technology allows military personnel to engage the enemy at a safer distance. 

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