Army maximizes efficient fire strikes

Looking at their chest-mounted screens, Soldiers practice accessing the Leader/Soldier Effects Tool Suite during a hands-on demonstration in July on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The three Soldiers are assigned to the Experimental Force, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment in Fort Benning, Georgia. (U.S. Army photo by Edric Thompson)

Looking at their chest-mounted screens, Soldiers practice accessing the Leader/Soldier Effects Tool Suite during a hands-on demonstration in July on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The three Soldiers are assigned to the Experimental Force, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia. (U.S. Army photo by Edric Thompson)

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Sept. 8, 2015) — Crouched on the desert floor, a Soldier watches an enemy vehicle rolling in the distance and gauges its range to her platoon. However, when she’s calculated the distance, rather than radio her platoon leader, the Soldier grabs her phone and relays the information with a software system called the Leader/Soldier Effects Tool Suite.

The tool suite, also known as LETS, is designed to provide the dismounted Soldier the capability to plan, coordinate and execute fires quickly and efficiently.

LETS functions on hand-held devices, such as mobile phones, and vehicle platforms. Its users can share firing details including range assessment, battle damage assessment, weapon emplacement, and control measures.

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