There’s an iPad app for almost everything, including software to help crews of B-52 and B-2 nuclear bombers find their way about the skies.
The Air Force Global Strike Command wants to acquire between 700 and 1,000 electronic flight bags packed with FAA and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency flight navigation software and charts. The iPads also need software to overlay radar weather images on those charts.
The apps should interface with a GPS receiver to display real-time position information, the command said.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.