US Army gets an iPad app

Apple’s iPad is seeing the same widescale deployment as any previous tablet device, turning up in people’s homes, the enterprise, in medical and education and — now — also in the US Army, where Textron Systems has developed a troop movement tracking app for iPad.

The app lets commanders keep a birds-eye view of troop positions. It uses data taken from a system called SoldierEyes, which is described as a “secure cloud that runs many little applets for intelligence, command-and-control and battlefield awareness.”

The system was among a few such iPad apps on show at a US Army event in Washington this week, Wired reports.

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