UK soliders use Apple's iPads to train for Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Skynet, Jul 30, 2010.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. UK soliders use Apple's iPads to train for Afghanistan
    Page last updated at 06:37 GMT, Friday, 30 July 2010 07:37 UK
    By Jim Taylor
    Newsbeat reporter

    For the first time, UK troops are using a special app developed for the iPad to learn how to handle a fire mission.

    That's when artillery is being fired at the enemy from several miles away.

    In early trials at the Royal School of Artillery in Wiltshire, troops have learned the jargon and procedures more quickly than before, when they were sat listening to lessons from instructors.

    It's hoped smartphone and tablet technology could be used to speed up training across the army.
    BBC - Newsbeat - UK soldiers use Apple's iPads to train for Afghanistan
  2. Maybe this is what the Royal Navy have been doing with their Ipods then, using them to train tofire the guns on there..... oww wait HMS Vanguard went out of service in 1955.
  3. As hard as your fishing for a bite fraid to tell you most of our ships still have guns, might not be as big though. ^~
  4. Oh oh, looks like someone has caught the "shiny therefore amazing" bug.

    Couldnt this app be written to run on a run of the mill pc ?
  5. OK, so who maintains these iPads?

    Coz I know for a fact MOD has no system in place to support Apple kit.