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The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $9.36 million contract to purchase as many as 18,000 iPad 2s, according to Bloomberg. The plan is to replace bulky and heavy flight bags full of navigational charts and other materials with iPads in order to reduce the weight of pilots' bags and save fuel on flights.
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That's cool. So much better than all that heavy paper.
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Now all they have to do is to remember to charge them...
     
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He also said ''equilivant'' in his actually quote. It would make no sense for the DOD and the US military and now the NSA to sign up with Android and have the US Air Force to go with Apple. Apple doesn't have the security credentials for this to happen either. This is more of Apple hype failure than a rumor. Apple has some work to do to get the credentials before this can happen. Until then its not even worth talking about.

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Edited by Pings - 3/2/12 at 10:13pm
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I thought this was already known and they canceled the order?
http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/air-force-cancels-ipad-order-over-security-concerns_b20484
It sounds like they've re-ordered to me.
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It sounds like they've re-ordered to me.

No it doesn't that is the Mar 2nd bloomberg. Read the Mar 21st nextgov and the fbo.gov site. Apple will not get FIPS certification because of its supply chain vulnerability. Too many of the iPad's components are made in the PRC. Moving manufacture out of PRC would adversely impact Apple's profit margins too. With "Russian security software" for iPads. What!? lol no not going to happen ever... On top of that the US Military and US Air Force are the same thing. Well, USAF is just a branch of US Military, but you get what I'm saying. And it's true, why give the Air Force iPad's and the rest of the Military Android? That would be the biggest clusterfrack of all time. Very unlikely rumor for the Air Force and Apple. Most likely he said ''iPad'' like some people say ''kleenex'', or someone placed an order not knowing what they were doing. Like they didin't know that the iPad does not have the security credentials and the US Military already have picked Android as the moblie OS of the US Military. McCarthy the same guy who said no to this OK'd the US Military for a custom Android OS. We will see these devices out this year. "each version of the Android OS will be certified once for all federal agencies". At 1st it was the DOD and today was the NSA. Now that's real news. This literally can't happen, and it got officially canceled Feb 16th.

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Edited by Pings - 3/3/12 at 12:05am
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"To save fuel on flights"

Yea because books are so heavy... Anyways if it helps them Fly more safely and efficiently then i'm all for it.

but i don't live in america so my opinion is irrelevant.
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Ahh would have been good for them if they just went with the iPads, no ones going to hack the US Air Force.
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