The Wall Street Journal
April 17, 2014
“Eyes on target” may take on a new meaning in military and intelligence parlance as spooks and combatants get their hands on Google Glass.
Google Inc.’s internet-connected eyewear, which went on sale to the general public on April 15 for one day only, could also become a tactical and intelligence information sharing tool for first responders such as police or firefighters under a new plan by BAE Systems Inc., the U.S.-arm of Europe’s largest defense company.
BAE has developed an app called GXP Xplorer Snap that allows operatives and first-responders to take pictures using Google Glass and, through voice commands, transmit the photos along with detailed positional, time and other key tagging information, Rex Ballard, the company’s general manager for Geospatial Exploitation Products said in an interview.