Once again, military technology from the 1986 film ‘Aliens’ shows up on the battlefield. Though these cameras are the personal property of the British troops and are not directly networked back to leadership, it’s only a matter of time.
But the common worry that new digital media brings hasn’t gone anywhere:
While use of the helmet- mounted cameras has given the public unprecedented access to the dangerous, but exciting world of warfare, senior officers are understood to be growing increasingly concerned about the trend.
Some believe that it is only a matter of time before a British soldier is killed while trying to take so called “happy snaps” or that footage of a British soldier being killed in action appears on the internet.
Footage shot by the troops available at Shot in battle, by the video soldiers. Astounding. (Though I don’t quite understand what’s up with the windows at the very end of the daylight video.)