Patriot missile crews to train using 7 iPhone apps

first_imgI’m not sure what’s more worrying: autonomous robot jet fighters, or those enlisted in the U.S. Army getting their missile firing training on an iPhone.Developer C2 Technologies has been commissioned by the U.S. Army to create 7 iPhone apps specifically aimed at training individuals in the firing of Patriot missiles.AdChoices广告The first app has already been completed and used the Unity engine to allow for a realistic representation of the equipment on the iPhone. The app apparently mixes training exercises with actual video footage of Patriot missile crews doing their job. We believe the first app covers Launch Station march order and emplacement and is meant to be used in a classroom with an instructor.The 7 apps planned cover the following areas:Launch Station march order and emplacementRadar march order and emplacementEngagement Control Station march order and emplacementAntenna Mast Group march order and emplacementElectrical Power Plant march order and emplacementMissile reloadRadar maintenanceDolly Oberoi, C2’s founder and Chief Executive Officer commented:Mobile apps on handheld devices allow the soldier to train any time, any place, and can provide access to critical information in the field. They leverage the ability to train outside the traditional classroom, improve training effectiveness, and can greatly reduce resources required. Although we can see the benefit of training away from the actual missile launching system, we do hope trainees get some extended time with the actual equipment as well before having to use it for real.Read more at, via Gizmaglast_img

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