November 9, 2009
Isreal. Rocket Alerts by SMS
According to Col. Dr. Chilik Soffer, head of the Population Department at the Home Front Command, the advanced rocket sensors would soon have the ability to calculate the projectile's exact trajectory.
"The rocket sensor will create a virtual ellipse [of the predicted impact zone], and all phones in that area will receive a warning," he added.
The alert will take four forms: A cellphone vibration, audio alert, light flash, or text message.
Currently, air raid sirens are programmed to identify and alert cities that are at risk of rocket attacks following a hostile launch.
"The more specific the alert, the more ready people will be," Soffer added.
Related: SMS (Solidarity Message For Sederot) - The National Council of Young Israel has set up a service called SMS Sderot.
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