Situational awareness in Afghanistan just got a little easier

U.S. soldiers in the Regional Command South sector of Afghanistan are using a touch-screen, handheld device developed by the Defense Department's research arm that provides them with a wealth of information designed to boost their situational awareness, reports Defense News.

The device, which soldiers call TransApps, was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency through its DARPA’s Transformative Apps program, the story said.

Soldiers using TransApps can track their movements, take pictures, view maps and send position coordinates to other soldiers carrying the same devices, the story said.

Reader Comments

Thu, May 31, 2012 SwarmMaster

Wow, it sounds like DARPA just invented the smart phone!

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Your Name:(optional)
Your Email:(optional)
Your Location:(optional)
Please type the letters/numbers you see above