Ian Bach

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Google Glass and Android Apps, IDF Style

Google Glass and Android Apps, IDF Style.

Being one step ahead of the terrorists via real-time information on the battlefield – the stuff of sci-fi coming out of IDF labs very soon.

By Ari Yashar

First Publish: 3/5/2015, 11:37 AM

IDF soldier in sunglasses (illustration) 

IDF soldier in sunglasses (illustration)
Matanya Tausig/Flash 90

The IDF’s Development Branch is close to launching ground-breaking technology, by which Google Glass eye-wear technology and Android apps will be revamped to provide vital real-time info before the eyes of soldiers on the battlefront, putting them a step ahead of the terrorists.

The new breakthrough was announced on Wednesday by the IDF Blog website, and thanks to it commanders will be able to be directly involved with their troops in the field, telling them exactly what’s going down moments before it happens.

“After Operation Protective Edge, there became a greater understanding that mobility is a significant factor in combat,” Capt. Rotem, Head of Development Branch, was quoted as saying in the report.

Rotem added that “one of the things we’re working on is a change in the perception of mobility within the development branch of the IDF. In the coming year we will learn how to develop and utilize Android apps, and enter the realm of multi-faceted technology.”

Through the apps and combat-class Google Glass for soldiers, troops in the field will be provided command and control screens, and likewise the control center will be able to assess the situation of soldiers in the midst of battle.

“Of course the goal is not to confuse, but to add information that can help fighters make correct decisions – to prevent firing at our forces for example,” Rotem explained.

Turning civilian technology such as Google Glass and Android apps into a powerful weapon is just part of a project that in the future aims to use the capabilities in the fields of transport, navigating the battlefield and identification, for example identifying fallen soldiers through a biometric element.

“We have completed our first application that works on a mobile platform – mobile logistics transportation,” detailed Rotem. “It displays a map on the screen, displaying the route they are taking to deliver logistics, trucks with weapons, etc. This enables the commanders to gather updates on the delivery during the fighting, when it will reach the area – and be able to control the means of transport.”


About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

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