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05-17-2013, 11:23 AM #1
iPad Expected to Save U.S. Air Force $50 Million
Apple's iPad has been drafted by the U.S. military.
The purchase and field deployment of 18,000 iPads will help the U.S. Air Force save approximately $50 million over the coming decade.
In 2012, the Air Force's Air Mobility Command (AMC) awarded a $9.36 million contract to procure the tablets as part of a sweeping effort to replace flight manuals. Contractor Executive Technology secured the deal to deploy the Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), The Street reported Friday.
AMC, which provides Air Force cargo, passenger transport, refueling and aeromedical evacuation services, aims to boost efficiency and save millions of dollars through the tablets. For a typical aircrew, this means doing away with dozens of manuals containing literally tens of thousands of pages of information.
Source: The Street
05-17-2013, 06:13 PM #2
We've been using them for awhile now...Reminding you all that YOU'RE ≠ YOUR
05-18-2013, 09:52 AM #3
Expected 2014 budget for the USAF is $114B. This should save them 0.04% of their budget next year.
Source: Defense.gov News Article: Air Force Secretary Discusses $114.1 Billion Budget Proposal
EDIT: $50 million savings is over 10 years. So it should trim $5 million or 0.004% off their annual budget.
Last edited by peacedog; 05-19-2013 at 08:37 AM.