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You can hardly talk about U.S. military and defense systems without mentioning Raytheon. The same company that introduced an iPhone app for the battlefield a few months ago has just announced a huge contract win that could change the way GPS is viewed and used forever. And if you've ever wished that you could find a signal in a crowded city or have a GPS unit with more accuracy, there's a good chance you'll appreciate this.The United States Air Force has selected Raytheon for an "initial contract of $886 million to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System to improve the accuracy of... Read more...
Joining the "yeah, there's an app for that" party is yet another previously unexpected guests: war companies. Raytheon, which is considered a US defense contractor, has just recently made public information that shows their efforts to make new iPhone applications that could morph the smartphone into a battlefield necessity. Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard that the iPhone could make a great tool out in the warzones, but it's easily the first case of a major company backing such an endeavor. The program is set to be called One Force Tracker (or OFT, for short), and it will utilize... Read more...