PhysOrg.com is reporting (viaEngadget) that Singapore will be equipping their armed forces and navy recruits with iPad 2s beginning November. Some eight thousand devices will be distributed to servicemen who will run custom apps on the tablet and upload footage and stills to their online education platform. An interesting observation:
Considering all able-bodied male citizens are required to serve for two years, a large portion of the city-state’s population could eventually be using the Apple tablet.
Good way to improve recruitment. US Marine Corps aviators are also using iPads to obsolete paper charts and grid reference drawings with interactive multitouch interface and cutting-edge digital maps.