Overview The ability to not only effectively communicate but, also to effectively listen, can not be understated. That being said, it is surprising how many agencies still operate without an adequate comms suite. As technologies have evolved, so have solutions. However, there needs to be recognition that a problem exists in order for someone to look for a solution. There are many teams I meet with that truly believe they have an effective communications system via a lapel mic
The ability to work in the dark has always been an advantage in combat. The ability to work in the dark without traditional illumination e.g. flashlight or visible lasers, is a game changer. Not that long ago, thermal imagery and night vision were a commodity available to only the most elite military and law enforcement teams. Most of the tactical teams around the country found the equipment to be cost prohibitive and the application to the mission was not readily identified.