Military Tactical iPad App Looks Like Real-Life StarCraft II

This is the SoldierEyes map, a tactical application for iPad that shows friends and foes' real-time positions in the battlefield. It isn't a game, even while it looks like an RTS game, similar to Raytheon's Advanced Tactical System (RATS).

Like RATS, the encrypted SoldierEyes network uses smartphones or iPod touch units to gather the information and distribute it. Soldiers can even use an augmented-reality app to capture terrain and enemy data to share automatically with other units. All that information is displayed automatically on the iPad and relayed to commanders anywhere in the world.

Sounds like a neat game to play, until you realise the system requirements include bullets and mortar fire. [Wired]

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