In past, mobiles were used for making calls in emergency situations. Then after sometime they were used for keeping ourselves in contact with our friends and family. But now mobiles are more like a laptop as compared with the previous mobiles. It is the world of smart phones. They are having enormous features and applications that are helping you. They are commonly used in most workplaces. Latest smart phones are now even going to help in wars and will be used by the Army of different countries.
Smart phones could become the next weapon in the U.S battlefield, as defense companies seek to cash in on the growing use of the smart phones applications. People at Google are now working with military contractors to equip G.I. Joseph Reuters is reporting the smart phones like Google, Motorola and HTC have been working with makers of Patriot missile defense system (Raytheon) to develop software which could allow the soldiers on the battlefield to gain important information via an Android operating system device.
It will allow communication in those areas where signals do not exist. According to Raytheon, Google really worked hard in making unique smart phone features. It has crossed the limits of the phone and integrates features like detailed satellite imagery, unmanned drone video and even tap into the Patriot missile system itself. During war soldiers have to launch missiles at the required place and at proper time.
This software would allow the soldiers to get the intelligence for authorizing a missile launch. As technology is improving day by day, chances are there that one day soldiers will even launch the missile from their smart phones. Raytheon is also monitoring software encryption and social warfare by permitting soldiers to interact with one-another by communicating through the application and flagging potential enemy targets. The possible mentioned users of this technology are the U.S.
U.S. Special Forces and Indian military have tested the product and advised Raytheon that the Indian military will be a huge market for Raytheon. Google is working hard to position its flexible Android OS against Apple’s iOS and is using its open model to tap into markets that is not feasible with Apple’s closed App store approach. Raytheon is now coding a battle application that will allow U.S soldiers to locate enemies in hostile territory using an Android-powered smart phone. The software will be powerful enough to pick up aerial images from an unmanned aircraft or satellite and then focus in on details such as license plates on cars or even a person’s facial features. If the phones do take off, then thousands of handsets could be in circulation on the battlefield, and the risk that they would get into the wrong hands would be very high. Bigham said that identity recognition software would be installed on the phones, allowing only selected users to unlock them. GPS would also allow forces to track the smart phone.