I am curious to know if individual GPS systems (or whatever you call them) are worn by US soldiers during combat situations or when the likelihood of combat is high.
More particularly, I was wondering whether soldiers’ GPS systems are tied into some grand overarching network such that neither US artillery nor US aircraft could fire into any zone in which the soldiers are located. (Ultimately, I would even think it’s likely that such a system could prevent even lesser weapons systems from being used mistakenly on ones comrades, e.g. mortars, heavy machine guns).
I am sure what I’m getting at must be relatively old hat. Still, I could find very little on it using Google, and certainly nothing that seemed right up to date.
So, do individual soldiers get their own GPS device?
Is their location thereby fed into some network in order to prevent friendly fire?