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U.S. Air Force Buys 18,000 Apple iPads to Replace Flight Bags

Dave Smith of the International Business Times:

"Following the precedent set by commercial airliners in December 2011, the U.S. Air Force plans to buy up to 18,000 iPads for its Air Mobility Command, replacing heavy flight bags with light and efficient Apple iPad 2s for the crews that fly cargo aircraft. The devices will reportedly be used by the crews on the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster."

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C_Menz1756d ago

Makes sense. However I doubt they will completely get rid of the old more reliable stuff it is replacing. Just imagine needing to find something on your ipad and the battery runs out, it doesn't turn on, or it freezes up in a key moment.