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Apps to help soldiers train and eat well

The programs can warn of inclement weather and help compute calories

Published on Apr 17, 2014 8:17 AM

Military commanders can now easily gauge the risk of say, whether lightning will strike during training, with a new mobile phone application.

Launched last Friday by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Army Safety App will provide about 4,000 commanders with information such as lightning risk classifications, the PSI and weather forecasts.

Such data is critical in deciding whether to carry on training.

It also provides hospital contact information and can route commanders to nearby medical facilities. The phone program, which took less than a year to develop, allows commanders to report safety hazards directly to the Army Safety Inspectorate (ASI) via e-mail.

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