Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gunslinger on display today at the Pentagon

This seems like a questionable career move, dude. Those pictures will be around forever.
The Department of Defense will host a display of a Gunslinger Package for Advanced Convoy Security (GunPACS) outfitted vehicle on April 1. The GunPACS display will be held in the North Parking area of the Pentagon Reservation, adjacent to the Pentagon Conference Center, at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

GunPACS is an integrated package of hardware and software which, when installed on a vehicle, provides enhanced situational awareness, immediate threat detection, and cooperative engagement capabilities for group and combat logistics elements. Utilizing networked data fusion, such cooperative engagement enables more accurate and effective fire to protect convoy elements. This security package highlights the department’s capacity to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and deliver capabilities to the warfighter for the current fight.

GunPACS capabilities will be on display and available for photographs. Subject matter experts from the program office and its partners will be available to take queries.
So, uh, check it out, if that's what you're into.

(OK, so it's not exactly April Fool's, but it's this Gunslinger, not that Gunslinger.)

9 comments:

  1. an integrated package of hardware and software which, when installed on a vehicle, provides enhanced situational awareness, immediate threat detection, and cooperative engagement capabilities for group and combat logistics elements.

    That sounds like an accurate description of what I bring to the fight. I'll also be signing photographs...

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  2. (If I do say so myself:) This thread is awesome.

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  3. Gunslinger's "package" was an April Fool's joke?

    SNLII

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  4. There's probably an awesome "hardware and software" joke to be made here, but I'm not gonna do it.

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  5. This thread has taken a serious turn for the worse...

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  6. Most women would complain about a package's propensity to "rapidly develop, demonstrate, and deliver," but I pass no judgments.

    SNLII

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  7. I leave this blog for ONE day and this is what I return to? People, people, people....


    Naturally, I have a anecdote from the medical files that is potentially applicable to said thread, but I shall refrain.


    (No, it's not the one Tintin asked about earlier. I ought to compile all the crazy one of these days. There should to be some advantage to having such an odd profession.)

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  8. "GunPACS is an integrated package of hardware and software which, when installed on a vehicle, provides enhanced situational awareness, immediate threat detection, and cooperative engagement capabilities for group and combat logistics elements. Utilizing networked data fusion, such cooperative engagement enables more accurate and effective fire to protect convoy elements. This security package highlights the department’s capacity to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and deliver capabilities to the warfighter for the current fight."

    I'll take a guess at how that translates into plain English...

    GunPACS is [a glorified ASIP radio transmitter]. Utilizing [two-way communication] enables more [well-aimed, though unnecessary, shooting at non-threatening civilian vehicles] to [???] [the convoy]. This [radio] highlights the department’s [tendency] to [expensively] develop, [sell], and [force upon units] [more crap] to [put on the property book, fail to maintain, and never adequate train with in order to properly employ].

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