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US Army To Test Smartphones For Use In Combat[Headlines]

The US Army is testing several smartphones with nearly 4,000 soldiers at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to find the best one that would allow soldiers in combat to receive real-time images of insurgent movements.

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  • 15 july 2011

The Army is experimenting with off-the-shelf smartphones that would allow soldiers in combat to receive real-time images of insurgent movements and friendly troops.U.S. Army Lieutenant General Peter Chiarelli says the testing of smartphones by soldiers has proved useful so far. “The revolution in handhelds is huge for us,” Chiarelli said. The military is testing several smartphones for battle at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where nearly 4,000 soldiers are taking part in an exercise involving iPhones, Androids and computer tablet devices, said Paul Mehney, an Army spokesman. USA Today

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