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War report: UK army gets iPad for artillery

We mentioned just last week the new generation of “defense” related iOS apps, now we get news that “UK soldiers use iPad app to train for Afghan operations”.

That’s right, UK troops are using an iPad and an app to learn how to handle a fire mission, the BBC explains.

It helps boost learning of technical jargon and procedures, apparently and is being described as part of an attempt to harness “smartphone and tablet technology … to speed up training across the army.”

Major Rich Gill is an army training officer involved in rolling out the app.

He said: “If we can use this sort of technology, we can probably shorten the amount of training and that is pretty key nowadays when people are so committed to operations in Afghanistan.
Army iPad app Soldiers at the Wiltshire base say the iPad app has made training fun

“There’s so much they need to do before they go there and when they come back.

“If we can use this to reduce the amount of training it’ll be fantastic.”

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