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All right moving on now to our defense specialist Allison Barrie.
She's an expert on the special forces and dog the technology.
That is helping them do their jobs every day -- this interesting one because this is not high tech Alison this one it is low tech.
Yes thank you hadn't had and I'm very excited about the -- this weekend.
And is making a document Christmas is an increase that -- stocking stuffer for that special forces Qaeda that you might have there you -- an -- this year list.
I love this this sometimes simple is better and even not that's the case of military technology believe it or not.
Adds nothing complicated about this this is this weekend focused on -- for special forces literally billions.
I don't mean has been pretty billions that cons -- can't guide year old birthday parties kind of mild balloon animals this is just a simple.
Very bright orange very large -- About the size of several soccer balls just a big bright orange -- thing.
Man is -- a great rest until a special forces guys out there it's really great way -- and get picked up and noticed.
By an extraction team and it and jungle warfare turning so that -- hasn't -- picked up in Edison the local bar but -- and a special forces guys and it got an excessive look but again I'm sure.
I -- yeah so so that's the problem is that if you are trapped behind enemy lines in an area with jungle cover of the canopy as you call it.
You can't be spotted by your rescue team.
And I would you want to do is rise above that canopy so you get this simple balloon.
The -- -- you have to have the helium to blow it up with as well but you say that's in the lightweight canister and the key obviously is to keep the -- Light.
Exactly -- They had an alma had their Patti and I heated back to the -- -- -- respective weight.
I would be very familiar with 30 is a problem for us soldiers and got them carrying a -- And got a free -- and banded about the special forces -- human -- out and latrines no batteries require meaning simple as often best.
He -- that we weren't you can -- fantastic.
And you know in this case low tech you leave us enemies where -- -- -- an SOS symbol on the and clearly can't do that -- -- got a lot of trees overhead he got from low tech isn't gonna work.
Whereas a -- that can cover of the canopy would.
I missed the that is verified to can be up there for a couple days.
And it has it that's a clear there's a lot a lot of advanced technology to signal out there I don't give our viewers the impression there isn't a lot of -- -- systems.
That -- -- attack is that there's no risk and a signal being hijacked -- com's listing to.
So it's a very subtle way of getting and traction message our quest out you really can't see it from beneath the -- -- -- helicopters certainly can.
And know how it worth their salt is going to -- a big orange -- against a big sky blue and it kind of -- kind of have but I don't Verisign has special forces are really the best of the best that I have is a big orange -- yes they won't miss it but I guess there is a concern that the enemy might spotted as well.
Right in the jungle warfare train really in here trying to get extracted out -- more concerned about the forces on the ground.
So the concern is that you have got to share is that they wouldn't NASA delisting because that Kathy is -- which is why -- or other low tech solutions wouldn't work.
That in the float above any -- you've got the times soldier has it's why isn't he can adjust to calibrate the height for what he can -- -- -- cover.
-- -- -- are fantastic so they're not gonna miss it regardless of where you pretty much since -- in the air.
It really is a fantastic solution as you mentioned -- stealing him.
It is is very lightly you know it is hazardous at a very -- a look at some questions from -- -- that afterwards.
France that mentioning and it's it's kind of aside tourist economy -- you can carry it -- -- he's -- -- -- wondering eighteen many in risk and analysis.
I think you kind of special forces guys out -- love this they love his private product by the ECB.
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