The United States military is taking Apple's iPod touch onto the battlefield. A report shows that the iPod Touch is perfect for "networked warfare" and that it will allow soldiers to be linked together and view shared data across the battlefield.
An example of how it might be used is that images being sent back by an UAV could be shared to all soldiers across the battlefield giving them the best available options on how to engage the enemy from their perspective locations.
Other tools such as translation software are being adopted to help soldiers communicate with local citizens without the aid of a human translator. The versatility of the platform has truly shown Apple's iPod Touch is much more than a media device and that it continues to find new uses all the time.