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Military Could Use iPhones to Track Friends, Enemies in War

Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:54 1 Comment

What if the iPhone could be used in war? True, it’s primarily a consumer product, but it’s versatile and always connected to the internet (assuming you have network reception) — so why not? That’s the idea behind new iPhone apps being showcased by Raytheon, a military contractor, at the Intelligence Warfighting Summit in Tucson. One app called the One Force Tracker will provide live data tracking the location of friends and foes on real-time maps. The app will also be used to communicate with other units. The image above depicts multiple personnel of a military force or first-response team on a map displayed in One Force Tracker. “Among several objectives, Raytheon wants to enable

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