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megimoo
01-26-2011, 11:01 PM
Soldiers armed with smart phones are finding new ways to fight and subsequently redefining the battlefield. They can share intelligence and translate languages with what amounts basically to the common cell phone.

" Cell Phone texting before an Afghan firefight."

“This isn’t the future. This is now,” said Lt. Col. Greg Motes of the Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Controlling fighter jets, tanks, missiles and machine guns is another way to use the devices, Col. Motes said. Smart phones also could be used for facial recognition to spot enemies and fingerprinting to identify prisoners.
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Field tests show that popular consumer mobile devices, such as the iPhone and Android, are durable enough to withstand the rigors of combat. Many soldiers already bring their phones overseas and keep them anywhere they can find a spot — strapped to their arms, legs, helmets and even weapons.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/24/soldiers-on-battlefield-turn-apps-into-arms/

Zathras
01-27-2011, 01:12 AM
Laser desginator? There's an app for that.

megimoo
01-27-2011, 01:20 AM
Laser desginator? There's an app for that.
There's an apps for GPS to keep track of each squad member location !Cells already have built in GPS so a mini cell tower at headquarters could track the battlefield in real time .

dixierat
01-27-2011, 10:00 AM
There's an apps for GPS to keep track of each squad member location !Cells already have built in GPS so a mini cell tower at headquarters could track the battlefield in real time .

You could mount the tower on a vehicle and keep track of all assets in a fluid environment as well.

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