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Air Force Cancels iPad Order
2012-02-24 05:19:46

Nextgov reports that the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has canceled a planned acquisition of 2,861 Apple iPads. The iPads were going to be used as electronic flight bags, replacing the current 40 pounds of charts and technical manuals that the pilots and flight crew currently carry on-board the plane. Apparently the purchase was withheld because of a specified reader program titled GoodReader. This program was developed in Russia and met the security standards that the Air...

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