27 Jun '11, 10am

Singapore soldiers to get iPads for military training

Singapore soldiers to get iPads for military training

New recruits to Singapore's armed forces will be equipped with iPads. (AFP) Imagine our soldiers using handheld touchscreen devices such as the iPad, iPod Touch and Samsung Galaxy tablet to enhance their fighting skills during their Basic Military Training (BMT). That will soon become a reality. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has purchased 8,000 units of such devices worth about $4 million, and will start issuing them to every recruit in the BMT Centre and those in other departments such as the Officer Cadet School, as well as to servicemen in the air force and naval training schools from November this year. According to The Straits Times , the pioneer batch to receive the devices will be trainers in the Infantry and Armour training institutes, and they will get the gadgets in August. Citing handheld touchscreen devices as being light, portable and filled with useful app...

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