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Emerging technology may save Airmen’s lives
U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape personnel field test a developmental device Somewear Lab’s Hotspot Aug. 5, 2019, in a remote area near Travis Air Force Base, California. Paired with a combat-configured smartphone, the system supports digital maps for navigation, modern digital satellite messaging and data transmission, and comprehensive blue-force tracking for the tactical operations center or any command. This device is one of the lightest and smallest of its kind and a major enhancement from the current survival kit.

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Photo by: GS-9 Heide Couch |  VIRIN: 190805-F-RU983-0197.JPG