As a former team leader in the 1st Ranger Battalion, and the founder of Tablet Crunch, I think I found a topic that strikes a chord with me at multiple levels. And that is, the iPad and iPhone 4 are starting to be integrated into the U.S. military’s elite Special Operation Units.
According to a press release issued today, Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) — The Apple iPhone, iPad, and military-grade optics can now be seamlessly and simultaneously integrated to deliver mobile data-recording, navigation, and instant situation-analysis in a comprehensive solution to debut at this week’s SOFIC, according to its developers.
The addition of smart devices like the iPad and iPhone is a logical advancement in the world of special operations. The ability to view real time combat information, flight patterns, and other tactical data can give the soldiers on the ground a substantial advantage over the enemy.
What do you think about the addition of the iPad to our U.S. Special Forces and other elite military units?