Technology: Mobile App Gives Commanders Front Row View of Battlefield

Posted September 29, 2016 at 6:30am

National Defense Magazine reports that “the concept sounds relatively simple: A team of special operations troops sees an area of interest, and aims their smartphones. Then software magically produces instant GPS coordinates of where the operators are looking, giving commanders the option to strike the target or watch a live-stream of events from their command center.”

“It’s the type of technology that the U.S. Special Operations Command believes can help lift the fog of war.”

“The developmental app has yet to be tested in the field, but SOCOM sees promise. The command’s technology incubator, known as SOFWERX, has partnered with the software company CrowdOptic and a prototype version is expected to be ready by Sept. 30.”