A new application for GPS tracking technology for use in soldiers’ uniforms could prevent ‘friendly fire’ incidents.
According to WorldTribune.com, the Israeli Army is looking into the use of GPS systems embedded in soldier uniforms to allow commanders to track their soldiers in real time to avoid ‘friendly fire’ incidents.
According to a senior Israeli Army officer – A major problem for army commanders is not always knowing where all of their troops are. A GPS tracking device on each soldier would allow them to determine if any of their soldiers was near a potential target.
NATO has already made GPS tracking standard practice.