Firestorm and Rover
Firestorm is an integrated targeting system.
It was procured due to an Urgent Operational Requirement for operations in Afghanistan.
The Firestorm system is designed to enable Forward Air Controllers (FACs) to accurately locate the enemy and generate coordinates to enable a precision strike.
The system has day and night capability and can be operated as a full system or as modular elements. The Strike Hawk component enables FACs to receive full motion video downlinks from targeting pod-equipped aircraft.
Rover 4 is similar to the Strike Hawk of the Firestorm. It utilises a ruggedised laptop to view the downlinked image. Due to its size, Rover 4 is mainly utilised within HQs or static locations.