Calling in an artillary strike--There is an app for that
For the first time, UK troops are using a special app developed for the iPad to learn how to handle a fire mission.Having the app also saves on the cost of producing training materials. It will be interesting to see of the US adopts this type of training.
That's when artillery is being fired at the enemy from several miles away.
In early trials at the Royal School of Artillery in Wiltshire, troops have learned the jargon and procedures more quickly than before, when they were sat listening to lessons from instructors.
Major Rich Gill is an army training officer, who has been involved in rolling out the app.
He said: "If we can use this sort of technology, we can probably shorten the amount of training and that is pretty key nowadays when people are so committed to operations in Afghanistan.