Israel Considers Tagging Soldiers

23 January 2008 (Last Updated January 23rd, 2008 08:46)

The Israeli Army is considering adding GPS to troop uniforms to reduce friendly fire incidents. According to local media reports, Israeli company ITL Optronics has developed GPS indicators that can be attached to a soldier's vest. A senior military commander told the Jerusa

The Israeli Army is considering adding GPS to troop uniforms to reduce friendly fire incidents.

According to local media reports, Israeli company ITL Optronics has developed GPS indicators that can be attached to a soldier's vest.

A senior military commander told the Jerusalem Post the indicators allow commanders to track their soldiers in real time.

"One of the main problems of a field commander is that he doesn't always know where his troops are," he says.

"With this indicator, commanders and pilots would know that the building they are about to bomb is clear of fellow IDF troops."

By staff writer