Do modern thermal optics on drones and scopes make sniper team concealment practically impossible ?

Do modern thermal optics on drones and scopes make sniper team concealment practically impossible ?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he doesn't know about the plexiglass paddle
    Protip: it's not for your asscheeks.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    depends if the sniper team is hiding under car windows or not

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Obligatory posting

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. A tent fly will hide you from the air, and there are thermal suits that reduce your external temperature, ufpro sells them but idk how well they work. You can also position yourself next to hot objects like stones in the sun. if its only briefly you need to hide, you can just put a heavy blanket over yourself, it will take a few minutes for the heat to seep through. thermals certainly make hiding harder than it used to be, but only impossible for the unimaginative.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why isn't every squad in a modern military armed with at least one thermal optic?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cost. Not everybody is American, what we spend to outfit National Guard units would bankrupt most euro armies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In America they are. Every NCO has thermal-fused NV and there are 3-6x ordinary thermal scopes per platoon, typically on the beltfeds.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In the US, we've had the PSQ-20 for over a decade and ENVG for a little less. The IVAS will have similar thermal fusion. You can give these out to practically half of a squad with how many were made.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Should probably post the original as well or most won't get the joke

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because using FLIR is either like looking through a drinking straw, or has too large of an FOV for the resolution to detect someone trying to conceal themselves at a long enough distance.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      retard

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most sensors in FLIR scopes and monoculars are only around 320x240 pixels.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Do modern thermal optics on drones and scopes make sniper team concealment practically impossible ?

    No.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anyone smell roast pork?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thermals on drones and plentiful guided munitions make sniper teams obsolete: why bother sneaking within 2 km to shoot someone when you can blow him up with a Switchblade from 5+ km?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you cant jam a sniper team and they aren't a single use resource.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >jamming 24/7
        Good way to get HARM'd into oblivion: jamming requires expensive equipment that puts out a lot of power and makes itself very visible, it's a countermeasure for when you're already in deep shit and not something to be used lightly.
        >sniper teams aren't single use
        Neither are drone teams.
        The guided munition costs more than the bullet, sure, but that difference is insignificant when compared to training and opportunity costs.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nope, look into phenomenons such as thermal crossover to see why thermals still have problems, as in totally fucking useless for a non-zero part of the day. It ain't heat based either, but emissions based, so this can be fooled by differing paint composition of the suit to effectively give off less of a signature. Finally, it can't see through walls or foliage, so if a thermal drone gets you in the Appalachias you probably deserved it, and if we're invading another sandbox the insurgents would just logically dress like civilians anyway. Expensive and downright useless if facing even a semi-intelligent adversary, as it can lead to a false sense of security.

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