Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary is developing two-way technologies for translating languages such as Arabic into English in real-time, Fox News reports.
The subsidiary is develping program for Android devices that military officers would use for communication, intelligence gathering and training, according to writer Allison Barrie.
Soldiers could also use TransTalk patrols and search missions, understanding information over loudspeakers and for providing medical and refugee assistance.
BBN is developing a metaphorical language analysis system for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The subsidiary is also working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on a five-year program to create technology for translating images of foreign text into English.
According to Barrie Arabic translations have to take into account whether the text is handwritten or printed, dialects and penmanship.
Raytheon has developed a commercially-available version of the technology for French to English translations, Barrie reports.