@ A lightweight counter-mortar radar (already in development) which can detect incoming mortar shells from any direction. This device is carried in two parts and can be assembled in 30 minutes.
@ Collapsible unmanned aerial vehicles (already in development) that can be carried in a backpack and deployed for long periods to "look over the next hill".
@ New laser designators that are lighter, smaller, and have longer range.
@ Improved radios that can function in caves, in built-up areas, and over mountains.
@ Small vehicles able to operate over narrow tracks and provide motorized mobility for teams.
@ Lighter and smaller batteries that last longer.--Stephen V Cole
Special Forces units returning from Afghanistan have produced another "wish list" of equipment they need for future operations: