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Unleashing fiery death from above? There's an App for that

Don’t expect to see this app squeezed in between loving FaceTime chats between, oh, parents and their children at the front lines in any future iPhone advertising, but US defense firm, Raytheon, has its own missile system-focused iPhone app.

No, this app (as yet) doesn’t mean the future of missile command means sitting sipping latte while wearing casual camouflage shorts and sending the ‘Kill Everybody Now” command via your iPhone, but it can’t be too long until even death and destruction get completely virtual (unless you happen to be one of the deathed in any of these interchanges).

Listen up, virtual soldier: Patriot Crew Drill is a multiple-choice game, designed as a refresher tool for missile troops. The idea is to keep Patriot troops on other duties in the loop with how the system works.

The app runs a soldier through the different steps they must go through to assemble and set up the Patriot anti-missile system.

Expect other military iPhone apps from Raytheon in future, the BBC reports.

This isn’t the first military app, that dubious honor belongs to BulletFlight, a snipers app that can help shootists figure out a bullets trajectory using a number of variables. Unlike Raytheon’s, the sniper’s app is available via the iTunes Store.

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