(2) how many personnel will be carried in the Panther vehicle when used as a command vehicle and fitted with Bowman;
(3) whether the Bowman operator will (a) face the equipment or (b) be at right angles to the equipment when the Panther vehicle is used as a command vehicle;
(4) if the Panther vehicle will have an overhead weapon station when used as a Command vehicle and fitted with Bowman.
The deployment of Panther to Iraq and Afghanistan is a matter for military commanders and will depend upon the judgment made by the Permanent Joint Headquarters, once the vehicle has been accepted into service. Those vehicles deployed in a high threat environment will be fitted with an overhead weapon station. As a Command and Liaison vehicle, Panther will carry a minimum of two and a maximum of four personnel.
The commander will operate the Bowman system through the Vehicle User Data Terminal which will be positioned directly in front of him.