Raytheon Company is the largest contractor to the U.S. Army and it has undertaken a difficult task to turn the smartphone into a modern instrument of warfare. Raytheon will develop a series of applications that are designed for soldiers involved in military actions in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
The first scheduled program is called One Force Tracker. Through satellite positioning and connection with mobile networks the program will display constantly renovated map of the battlefield on the screen of the Soldiers’ iPhone. It will be depicted the actual positions of friends and enemies.
Applications will run on regular iPhone devices. In terms of hardware they will not be diffirent from ordinary iphones. The goal is to save money.