An Army Russian Linguist & The Smartphone. More Opportunities to Remove Russian Language Barriers. Very soon a smartphone or a tablet will replicate all the functions widely used in Nett Warrior: a multimillion wearable suite of computers, sensors, cameras, datalinks and mapping tools. The Army wants to equip its soldiers with smartphones. Due to this special smarphone applications are being developed: BOLT, the Boundless Operational Language Translation, will be so sophisticated it can understand foreign slang; Robust Automatic Translation of Speech, RATS, will know the difference between speech that needs translating and background noise to discard. MADCAT is a mobile document reader that translates text. While those applications go through the federal funding, acquisition and development process, today it is possible to install the SpeechTrans app for the iPhone and iPad. But the advance of the new technology still doesn’t move the militaty out of the language barrier circle. That’s why, an army russian linguist is in high demand on battlefields.