The RDISS comprises a suite of fixed, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras; pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) cameras; and a midrange thermal imager (MRTI).
Like the RDISS, the FP Suite comprises several sensors that provide improved situational awareness of perimeter and entry control points, "over-the-wall" coverage of dead space, and forensic exploitation via recording capability.
I know of a few occasions in which using RDISS has averted dangerous situations downrange.
RDISS is a definitive asset when it comes to persistent surveillance, and as long as joint security stations and combat outposts remain targets of opportunity for enemy forces, RDISS will be there to help the soldiers," Shea said.
Long before the first RDISS had arrived, Cobra's leaders had heard of the system, but it seemed the cameras were just being fielded and were not likely to get to the COP soon enough.
That being said, many company commanders do request similar equipment: RAID towers, RDISS camera packages, Command Post Node (CPN) for data transfer, Kevlar boards and blankets, Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR), mobile barriers and lift arm gates for entry control points, and high intensity spotlights.