Friday, October 18, 2013

The U.S. Army will direct drone strikes from smartphones Android - RT on Russian

American troops later this year to fully switch to the use of Android-devices. To select a target drone strike will use mobile applications, according to U.S. media.

Experts are developing a new application for smart phones Android, which will allow the U.S. military to produce strikes and control the drones.

application developed by Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, to help soldiers on the battlefield to direct air strikes by clicking on the desired location on the map of the battlefield of the enemy, or to send this picture to a military base.

military had used to self-assess and monitor simultaneously coordinates several objects of the enemy. Last year, the U.S. Army has released a special notebook in order to make easier work of the military, but the soldiers found them too difficult to use in the field.

Analysts argue that the new system will be a revolution in the world of military affairs. For example, today the call for air support is required to conduct a pilot of long negotiations, correlate landmarks on the map, set the direction of the voice and hope that the bombs will fall on the target. All this can take up to an hour.

With the new aircraft will be able to more quickly and get information about what specifically air support is needed and where.

The U.S. military has been actively equipped with electronic gadgets. From December 2012 to March 2013 the U.S. sent to Afghanistan 500 Android-plates, equipped with new navigation and targeting air strikes. According to studies, reports of fighting during this time showed a significant improvement compared with standard paper maps.

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