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Australia is developing a soldier-worn system designed to capture “valuable data" on the battlefield and act as an emergency beacon to reduce the time taken to reach and treat battlefield casualties, according to a statement by the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra. Minister
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Totting up, the DoD sees the Flight Recorder as a way to pick up soldier competence by recording the individual's routine as well as the status of weapons, and personal armour gear. The technology has been having submissions in the civilian sector, including for emergency services and law enforcement apparatus... why not send soldiers out -- with some tracking chips too?
If our side can monitor them does that mean the other side can spot them?
Most probably they can, and it also depends if someone from our side makes a mistake or even sells out our secrets... it has happen before.
So how would we build such a system? We want to monitor the soldier but not have him be a walking transmitter the enemy can monitor? Drones have directional antennae pointing up to satellites for communication. Not so easy to put on a soldier.
Store the data and send it out in a burst to make it hard to track? Frequency shifting? Each blip sent out on a different frequency? Power would be limited. So the soldier's unit sends to a base station that points upwards to a satellite?
There are specific microchips implants, Sweden is already using them. The expertise itself is not new-fangled - chips are used as virtual collar plates for pets, and some companies use them to track deliveries.
However never before has the technology been used to tag employees on a broad scale.
Epicenter and a handful of other companies are the first to make chip implants broadly available.
Chip implants that are always active mark the soldiers as targets.
HWPeeler (HPeeler) said:
Chip implants that are always active mark the soldiers as targets