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Burma Army goes hi-tech

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The Tatmadaw of Burma's ruling generals will be using the Universal Transverse Mercator Geographic Coordinate System, or the UTM projection, in their continuing warfare against the ethnic rebels, according to Thai security sources.

No.09 - 8/2007
24 August 2007
War
 
Burma Army goes hi-tech
 
The Tatmadaw of Burma's ruling generals will be using the Universal Transverse Mercator Geographic Coordinate System, or the UTM projection, in their continuing warfare against the ethnic rebels, according to Thai security sources.
 
"It will become operative beginning next year," said a veteran source who has been monitoring the Burma Army movements. "Intensive trainings to familiarize the officers with the system have already started."
 
UTM has become the most used because it allows precise measurements to within 1 meter. Its coordinate are typically given with the zone first, then the easting, then the northing, according to Google. The location of Red Hill, South Carolina, therefore is in Zone 12, at 328204E (easting), 4746040N (northing).
 
"With the introduction of the system," said a senior source, "rebel bases are becoming less secure."