Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Kokomo, May 20, 2005.
? like they say 24hundered hours instead of midnight?
so that we don't have spend the effort to figure out if it's 6 in the morning or 6 at night. 1800 > 6 o'clock at night.
when dealing in local and zulu times, and having to quickly and efficiently get messages around, it's just easier to use the 24 hour clock.
With zulu time, it's so all forces around the world are synchronized, it may be 4pm in Washington, DC but 3am in Afghanistan which would just cause mass confusion when the pentagon is trying to relay orders to a command center in the middle east.
In addition to the fact that there is no confusion over AM or PM with Zulu time, you also never change for Daylight Savings Time like most civilian time zones. No matter where you are in the world, if everyone is working from Zulu time you never have to wonder if you or someone else is/should be/will be adjusting for daylight savings.