-Google’s Android Allows Soldiers to Put Drones on Buddy List.

Posted: November 7, 2009 in 2009, Articles
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Google’s Android operating system for cell phones could allow soldiers to track fellow squad members and even unmanned drones in real time on a map — as long as the humans and robots are on their buddy list.

That’s just one use of an Android-based application developed by defense giant Raytheon. The Raytheon Android Tactical System (RATS) costs just a few hundred dollars per user, as opposed to thousands for other systems, and allows anyone familiar with a smart phone to immediately start using it.


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