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Friendly fire incident 5 us troops killed.

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Bomb came from a B-1, don't know if it's Ellsworth or Dyess deployed right now :(

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I was supporting the air Ops from October 2001 and remember when an ODA team also took friendly fire. That was traced back to a simple mistake using the handheld Laser Designator which, when the batteries were replaced, gave your current GPS co-ordinates until you acknowledged that your GPS location was correct. Only then would it show the targets co-ordinates and in the heat of battle the FAC missed the acknowledgement and thought the GPS co-ordinates the LD was giving him were the targets and called the strike in.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Sayyd_Alma_Kalay_airstrike

 

http://time.com/2854306/the-curse-of-friendly-fire/

Edited by ianh755

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