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Employing Field Expediency, Rebels Use Google Earth, iPhone To Hit Government Forces

June 17 2011


A rebel officer says the opposition in Libya has been using the Google Earth program to help target government armor with captured artillery and mortars, reports the Times of London.

An engineer with the rebels in Misrata reportedly worked out how to drop mortar shells on enemy positions by combining data from a French mortar-ranging table with images and data freely available on Google Earth, said a rebel artillery commander.

The system has since been refined, and rebel...

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