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Army Software Marketplace now live for iOS, Android soon

03/23, 9:40pm

Army switches on custom mobile app store

The US Army acted on long-term plans Friday and opened its custom mobile app store in prototype form. The Army Software Marketplace [iOS device required] is currently serving those who have their own iPhones, iPod touch players, and iPads a dozen training apps safe to use in Common Operating Environment levels of security. Among the examples are the Blue Book for beginning soldiers, the Social Media Handbook for sharing details, and other basics.

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US Army to bring drone images to troop phones soon

10/26, 6:00pm

US Army working on cheap intel system for troops

The US Army may be capable of sending surveillance video images from aircraft drones to troops' cellphones within two years, a Tuesday report said. Called the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), it should send images from the battlefield to soldiers waiting on the ground. The program is under development and is expected to be launched in 2014, said Tim Owings, deputy program manager for Army unnamed aerial systems.

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