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Oct 27, 2010

Military Tactical iPad App Looks Like a 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, similar toRaytheon'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 realize the system requirements include actual bullets and mortar fire.

43 comments:

razortek said...

nice info here!

Kikimora said...

Cool! :D

Kikino said...

Thats so cool lol

ERDNUSS said...

ZERG RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matte said...

Sooo coool ahahha

Death Before Disco said...

Good find - that's awesome!

Death Before Disco said...

Good find - that's awesome!

Copyboy said...

Yeah, not a big fan of Friendly Fire games. But it does look cool.

thenitefalls said...

The Ipad is coming out with a lot of cool stuff!

Beatrice said...

That's pretty sweet.

frankie, my cat. said...

That looks so cool. People could use it when they play paintball in an large area :)

CharlesEufarley said...

Haha. Didn't know I had so much military training!

level85nerd said...

lol nice app! :D

3rd_Shift_Clerk said...

I hope they work on the wireless encryption. Last thing we need is a hostile that can see EXACTLY where everyone is while remaining out of site in a relatively safe location.

Czikita said...

well this is only begining

Wynne Feminazi said...

Holy wha! All kinds of awesome.

SleepySpaceCadet said...

Loved how you ended that. Looks sick

Carl said...

Haha that looks hella cool

noise-level said...

That's just all kinds of awesome.

HondaX said...

looks cool....

macl said...

Indeed! At first look, I thought it was some Starcraft-like game.

CupidStunts said...

Looks awesome, the app is gradually taking over the world!

DJ Name Brands said...

The terrain map looks amazing

Fuuuuuuuu said...

wow, the iPad has a lot of potential

Binbloggin said...

thats almost reason enough to join the army!

DavidMade said...

I need to get an iPad now! Thanks for info!!!

SYMHM said...

iWar is here.

Jegbd7 said...

I still would never get an IPad

OneFourSeven said...

World War 3 will be fought on iOS.

Watch The World Burn said...

"iWar"

I like that. That's good.

hailtothemetal said...

it really looks like something trekky :D

NeedlessToSay said...

iWar is truly the tactical tool of the tfuture

Voacaroo said...

Thats just cool!

Touch and Feel said...

I dunno how I feel about this. Certainly it is cool, but it also encourages a disturbing disconnect between commanders and the HUMAN BEINGS they command..

TravisTouchdown said...

Hey a good friend of mine is actually working on the development of this app.... they're making it for android, too, and incorporating it into iphones, so each individual soldier can recieve real-time data through an iphone

BökChöd said...

They can't be serious.. using an iPad for this? Pfff...

SiriusUnrelated said...

You'd think they would use the Slate for a military app. But I guess not. Still looks awesome.

derpfriedrice said...

Hory shet.

I knew it.

Ipedes are taking over.

Derpy Dude said...

LOL that is awesome!!

Kichuwa said...

Needs more zerglings

Tony said...

all of a sudden, so many RTS gamers are gonna want to join the military. considering how some of them play, it might not be a bad idea...

YOUR WARRIORS HAVE ENGAGED THE ENEMY!

Anonfourtwenty said...

Damn that is so futurist! I guess its about time to give up my ideas to overthrow the government lol

Jem Star said...

That looks so cool!