As every American must surely know by now, it was Navy SEALs Team Six which invaded a housing compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, and quickly took out America's number-one terrorist enemy of the past 10 years, one Osama bin Laden.
High Tech Gadgets Helped Navy SEAL Team Six Carry Out Their Mission
While for understandable national security reasons, the full details of the Navy Seals mission will never be released to the public, only a few details of the high-tech gadgets used by the Seal team to carry out their mission are now known.
One of the Seals had a specially trained bomb-sniffing dog as his combat partner. That war dog was smartly dressed in ballistic body armor and other high-tech gear to protect it from bullet and shrapnel wounds. In addition, infrared cameras were positioned on the dog with a body harness. That must have made for some interesting viewing for the president and other high-ranking administration officials safely assembled in the situation room way back in Washington DC.
Hyperspectral image processing was likely used by special cameras attached to the helicopters. With these cameras, pilots of the two Black Hawk helicopters, which transported Navy SEALs team six across Pakistan to the bin Laden compound, could see clearly in the dark. Reportedly, to avoid detection, the helicopters completed the mission with all running lights turned off.
Hyperspectral sensors have highly sensitive capabilities and are able to pick up light across the electromagnetic spectrum. They can see objects far beyond the capability of the human eye. These gadgets give the Seals impressive capabilities for night combat missions.
Stealth Black Hawk Helicopters Transported the Seals Team
If leaked reports are true, the most intriguing of the weapon systems and gadgets are stealth modified Black Hawk helicopters which apparently are equipped with special tail sections and rotors which eliminates much of the typical noise that helicopters create. In addition, leaked information states that the helicopters are painted in a special gray radar-absorbing paint which gives the helicopter a low stealthy radar profile. The use of the stealth helicopters came as a big surprise to military aviation analysts who were not aware of their existence.
Of course, the greatest asset of the Navy SEALs is their superior training which by many is believed the most rigorous training of any military service. Due to the training, motivation, bravery, and use of high-tech weapon systems and gadgets, the nearly super-human men of the US Navy SEALs have an advantage in carrying out covert missions anywhere in the world.