Cross Com is a device used by the members of Ghost Recon units. Its function is to identify enemy soldiers and vehicles, connect with other electronic devices that have video camera, show maps, communicate with other Ghost soldiers, and others functions that will help with the information of the battlegrounds.
Cross Com 1.0Edit
The Cross Com was part of the Infantry Warrior System. Not yet available to the Army, it was field-tested during a rescue mission in Afghanistan in January 2009. Captain Scott Mitchell of Ghost Recon recommended that it be made available.
In April 2012, he and his team were equipped with it during Operation War Wraith.
The Cross Com 1.0 is used by Captain Mitchell during the events of Mexican Revolutionary Crisis in 2013. The principal function is to show the location of enemy soldiers and vehicles. This version did not connect with the others Ghosts or show what they are seeing, but connects with the HQ, the intelligence officer in the field and Mitchell's superiors.
Another function of the Cross Com 1.0, is that it shows the condition of the soldier. If he is ok, the condition is green, if he is hurt the condition is yellow and if he is badly hurt the condition shows the color red.
The Cross Com also shows the ammo of the soldier and how many bullets he has in his current weapon. The ammo is marked in magazines and not number of bullets.
Cross Com 2.0Edit
The Cross Com 2.0 is a upgraded version of the Cross Com 1.0 used in 2014.
Its possible to give orders when you are connected with the others Ghost or vehicles.
In this version, the Cross Com can connects with the Cross Com of the others Ghosts, showing to Captain Mitchell another perspective of the battlefield.
Besides the Ghosts, the Cross Com can connect with others vehicles like UAVs, Tanks, APC's and M.U.L.E.s. This helps a lot in the battlefield because the UAVs can find the enemies in others regions of the map, behind a wall, inside a building or even in elevated places.
When the Cross Com connects with the M.U.L.E., a soldier has total control of the vehicle, and is able to find good spots to hide the vehicle or resupply.
Connecting the Cross Com into APC's, Tanks and Helicopters allows a strategic command to advance or shoot the enemy.
Later versions allowed for holographic weapons sights. The Cross Com was capable of being subverted or affected by EMP grenades. The Ghosts were trained to deal with those contingencies.
A new component of Cross Com, A.T.L.A.S., allows the display of real-time intel, providing live updates on battlefield situations as they evolve. Weapon Augmented Reality (W.A.R.) is a component of A.T.L.A.S., for use at the individual soldier level. It allows the Ghosts’ Cross-Com monocles to receive synchronized information instantly from any weapon or other piece of equipment they use. This includes things like weapon status information (ammo counts, etc) as well as targeting data. This information is cross-referenced with the information from team members, and information from others’ W.A.R. systems can appear in a user’s Cross-Com when needed. With this power in their hands, the Ghosts can perform deadly synchronized shots.
- Usage example: When connected with a Ghost you can give him a order to "go to", attack or regroup.
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