One of the most common form of nearbaseline militia team coordination systems are teamware, where each team member has a wearable sending information to either some behind-the-lines headquarter or forming a local network.

Cameras, position data and status are continuously sent, making it possible to build up a model of where everybody is. In the centralised version the officer at the HQ can then give orders and advice, supported by expert systems and hyperturing AI ("Red three, two bogeys are approaching from left-behind"). However, the system works even without a HQ allowing the members build up a map over the fighting area from their mutual observations, and software can make estimations of where enemies are from observations and firing angles. Indirect fire becomes possible, as an enemy seen by one team member can be attacked by another team member who has not seen him or through guided weapons.
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    On Nova Terra during the First Federation period, some law enforcement people used teamware bionics to allow AI to take control of their bodies in a crisis situation, essentially allowing the teamware to use them as drones. It was not very popular. However, the basic technology is still widely available, especially away from the main empires and in the Outer Volume regions.
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Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 09 January 2002.