Customer: Armasuisse (Swiss Federal Defence Procurement)
A small lightweight GPS / GSM device for quasi real time surveillance and tracking of teams during military manoeuvres, used by referees during the “Swiss Raid Commando”, one of the most enduring and most important international military competitions worldwide for trained military personnel, who want to measure their level of skills in a “Commando” type exercise.
In 2007, 143 international teams competed in patrols of 4 raiders with at least one member being either an officer or a non-commissioned officer (NCO). Solid infantry training, excellent physical condition, analytical and above-average judgment skills are essential for success. The GPS receiver system periodically records and communicates positional data via a GPRS based data-link, to a visualisation control centre with the data being displayed graphically in Google Earth.