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We’ve talked about “Nett Warrior” on the show before.  The army’s project to equip soldiers with a fully integrated navigation and communications system may be completely changing direction, or even cancelled.

Instead of having an additional 8 pounds worth of equipment to carry with them in the field, why not just carry a smart-phone or tablet computer?

Turns out that almost any of the new Android or iOS based smartphones and tablets can do everything the Army’s multi-million dollar program can do and more.  Sounds like their effort to require soldiers to carry an app-laden smart-phone may be the better solution after all.  And save millions.

Goodbye Nett Warrior, hello commercially-available, off-the-shelf, reliable technologies.