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Texting for troops

StrategyPage writes about a comm. system for military made by Rafael:

When the troops are asked what they want, they want texting. Many describe the ideal device as an iPhone or Blackberry worn on the forearm, so you can easily text. Most of the new systems being offered to military users have texting. An Israeli firm (Rafael) has sold an Internet-like communications system (C4I-Connect) to the Israeli Air Force, and is now offering it all over. C4I-Connect is similar to several other new comm. systems in that they have a familiar Internet like interface, and increasingly use other Internet technology (like packet switching for moving data around.) Those armed forces that can afford to replace their older comms will have an edge.

I wonder if some languages have advantage over others when it comes to texting.

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April 22, 2009 - Posted by | Military | ,

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