Saturday, April 29, 2006

Overwatch Systems

Wondering why the name "Overwatch" Systems.... I did too. Seems to me, the most likely reason for the company's name is the way the word "Overwatch" is used by the U.S Military. Overwatch is the term used when one unit provides support for another unit. Usually the support is of covering fire and looking out for enemy movement. Guess, in that context, Overwatch is an appropriate name for a company that is into providing tools for intelligence gathering as well as use in the field for the war-fighter. According to Wikipedia: In modern warfare, overwatch is the state of one small unit supporting another, while they are executing fire and movement tactics. An overwatching, or supporting unit has taken a position where it can observe the terrain ahead, especially likely enemy positions. This allows it to provide effective covering fire for advancing friendly units. The term overwatch originates in U.S. military doctrine.

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