Computer systems - Computing Part 7 (Computer systems and the military)

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Computer systems have become an essential part of the military.


The armed forces have a very complex supply chain, where the right item needs to be in the right time. This could be anything from bread rolls for lunch to a tank to patrol a war zone.

The logistics are handled with the help of computer systems where items are tracked by technologies such as barcodes and RFID devices.

Smart weapons.

There are many reasons why it is desirable to have accurate weapons.

Weapon systems, such as a missile, have sophisticated on-board computer systems, able to track


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