Army Feed

iPhones in Iraq – the US Army's new weapon

In Basra's Hayaniyah district, a notorious stronghold of Shia militias, a US army sergeant leading a patrol faced two suspects in the street. Amid rising tension he produced a gadget from his pocket and after a few minutes of its use the matter was amicably resolved. The Iraqis and the Americans went their separate ways.

The equipment being used – described by the US Army as ideal for 21st-century warfare – was an Apple iPod Touch. In a matter of minutes the soldier had established through words and images that the two men were not considered to be serious threats and detaining them was unnecessary.

Apple's iPods and iPhones, symbols of a modern urban lifestyle, are now in use in a very different setting – the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan. They are, say the US forces, ideal for the age of "network centric warfare", relatively easy to use, safe with secure software, and far cheaper than manufacturing a military version.

The sheer versatility of the kit – with the capability of over 30,000 programmes – allows a huge variety of functions needed for operations ranging from providing language translations to the transmitting of sensitive information and working out trajectories for snipers. Projects are on the way to use them as guidance systems for bomb disposal robots and receivers of aerial footage from unmanned drone aircraft.

The US Marine Corps is funding an application that would allow soldiers to upload photographs of detained suspects, along with written reports, into a biometric database. The software would match faces, in theory making it easier to track suspects after they're released.

Members of the British military who have seen the Apple instruments in action drool about the opportunities on offer. The Ministry of Defence, however, remains wary of security implications and has "no plans" at present to go down the American path.

But Lieutenant Colonel Jim Ross, the director of the US Army's intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors operation, believes the iPod "may be all that the personnel need".

"What gives it added advantage is that a lot of them have their own personal ones so they are familiar with them," he said.

Another plus is the cost. The iPod touch (which soldiers can use over a secure WiFi network) retails for around $230 (£150) and the iPhone for $600. Bulk orders placed by the Pentagon bring further savings. The manufacture of a specific military model would be much more expensive.

Robert Emerson, a security analyst who has advised foreign governments on computerised warfare, said: "The US military has had a reputation for being somewhat heavy handed, with justice. But what they are doing with iPods and iPhones show they can also be nimble on their feet. Other militaries should learn to be equally open minded."

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iphones-in-iraq-ndash-the-us-armys-new-weapon-1682655.html

Find Army Feed On eBay Below:

HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Hopper Fracture Stealth
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Hopper Fracture Stealth
$69.00
HK Army Universal Empire Halo TOO Loader Epic Speed Feed Gate 20 Arctic
HK Army Universal Empire Halo TOO Loader Epic Speed Feed Gate 20 Arctic
$29.95
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Poison FREE SHIPPING
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Poison FREE SHIPPING
$214.95
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Sandstorm FREE SHIPPING
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Sandstorm FREE SHIPPING
$214.95
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Snow FREE SHIPPING
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Snow FREE SHIPPING
$214.95
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Stealth FREE SHIPPING
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Stealth FREE SHIPPING
$214.95
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader BLACK WHITE FREE SHIPPING
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader BLACK WHITE FREE SHIPPING
$199.95
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Wood Grain FREE SHIPPING
HK Army TFX Electronic Paintball Feed Loader Fracture Wood Grain FREE SHIPPING
$214.95
HK Army Dye Rotor Loader Quick Epic Speed Feed Lid Vivid Pink Black
HK Army Dye Rotor Loader Quick Epic Speed Feed Lid Vivid Pink Black
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Lava Red Black Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Lava Red Black Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Charcoal Grey Black Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Charcoal Grey Black Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Patriot Blue Red Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Patriot Blue Red Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Arctic Purple Teal Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Arctic Purple Teal Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Sapphire Black Blue Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Sapphire Black Blue Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Storm Trooper White Black Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Storm Trooper White Black Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Stealth Black Grey Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Stealth Black Grey Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Neon Purple Neon Green Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Neon Purple Neon Green Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Vivid Black Neon Pink Paintball New
HK Army TFX Epic Speed Feed Vivid Black Neon Pink Paintball New
$29.95
HK Army Ninja Pink Epic Speedfeed with rain lid for Dye Rotor Speed Feed
HK Army Ninja Pink Epic Speedfeed with rain lid for Dye Rotor Speed Feed
$19.95
HK Army Dye Rotor Loader Quick Epic Speed Feed Lid Charcoal Grey Black
HK Army Dye Rotor Loader Quick Epic Speed Feed Lid Charcoal Grey Black
$29.95
Tippmann 98 Custom US Army Paintball Cyclone Feed System
Tippmann 98 Custom US Army Paintball Cyclone Feed System
$64.95
HK Army TFX Epic Paintball Speed Feed Arctic FreeShip
HK Army TFX Epic Paintball Speed Feed Arctic FreeShip
$40.99
HK Army TFX Loader Epic Speed Feed Gate Neon Purple Neon Geen V8
HK Army TFX Loader Epic Speed Feed Gate Neon Purple Neon Geen V8
$29.95
New HK Army Paintball Epic Speed Feed Dye Rotor Pink
New HK Army Paintball Epic Speed Feed Dye Rotor Pink
$19.95
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Amethyst FREE SHIPPING
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Amethyst FREE SHIPPING
$54.95
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Emerald FREE SHIPPING
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Emerald FREE SHIPPING
$54.95
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Fire FREE SHIPPING
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Fire FREE SHIPPING
$54.95
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Gold FREE SHIPPING
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Gold FREE SHIPPING
$54.95
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Ice FREE SHIPPING
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Ice FREE SHIPPING
$54.95
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Ruby FREE SHIPPING
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Ruby FREE SHIPPING
$54.95
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Black FREE SHIPPING
Virtue Paintball Crown SF II Speed Feed HK Army TFX Black FREE SHIPPING
$44.95
HK Army Epic 20 Universal Halo Speed Feed Vivid FREE SHIPPING
HK Army Epic 20 Universal Halo Speed Feed Vivid FREE SHIPPING
$29.95


Recently Purchased Army Feed:


virtue crown sf ii speed feed hk army tfx loader paintball chromatic fire red, hk army universal empire halo too loader epic speed feed gate 20 neon, hk army tfx electronic paintball feed loader hopper fracture stealth, hk army epic speed feed rotor storm trooper, hk army epic speed feed rotor lava, hk army paintball rotor epic speed feed 20 vivid, hk army epic speed feed tfx charcoal grey black, hk army tfx epic paintball speed feed mint, tippmann 98 custom us army paintball cyclone feed system, new hk army epic vmax paintball speed feed quick feed arctic, new hk army epic vmax paintball speed feed quick feed patriot, new hk army epic vmax paintball speed feed quick feed lava, new hk army epic vmax paintball speed feed quick feed black, new hk army epic vmax paintball speed feed quick feed grey, new hk army epic vmax paintball speed feed quick feed neon, new hk army epic prophecy paintball speed feed quick feed patriot, new hk army epic prophecy paintball speed feed quick feed pink, new hk army epic prophecy paintball speed feed quick feed bubblegum, new hk army epic prophecy piantball speed feed quick feed blue, new hk army epic prophecy paintball speed feed quick feed neon green, new hk army epic prophecy paintball speed feed quick feed mint, new hk army epic prophecy paintball speed feed quick feed midnight, hk army tfx electronic paintball feed loader black lime green free shipping, new hk army tfx loader epic speed feed quick feed lid mint, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed black, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed blue, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed neon, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed bubblegum, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed pink, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed midnight, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed mint, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed red, new hk army epic universal halo paintball speed feed neon green, hk army epic z2 speed feed bubblegum, hk army epic z2 speed feed grey, hk army epic rotor speed feed universal patriot, hk army epic rotor speed feed neon, hk army epic rotor speed feed midnight, hk army epic z2 speed feed green, hk army epic rotor speed feed bubblegum, hk army epic rotor speed feed universal lava, hk army epic z2 speed feed patriot, hk army tfx epic speed feed lava, hk army tfx epic speed feed arctic, hk army tfx epic speed feed neon, hk army tfx epic speed feed storm trooper, hk army tfx epic speed feed mint, hk army tfx epic speed feed patriot, hk army tfx epic speed feed charcoal, hk army tfx epic paintball speed feed , hk army tfx epic paintball speed feed arctic freeship, hk army universal empire halo too loader epic speed feed gate 20 storm trooper, hk army tfx electronic paintball feed loader black gold free shipping, tippmann 98 cyclone feed system black for 98 custom and us army markers, new hk army epic tfx speed feed patriot, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate vivid blackpink, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate storm troopa whiteblack, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate stealth blackgrey, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate patriot bluered, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate neon purplegreen, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate mint blackgreen, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate lava redblack, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate charcoal greyblack, new hk army paintball epic quick fast feed speed gate arctic purpleblue



Comments are closed.