Who Wants To Steer a Nuclear Bomber with an iPad?

The Air Force Global Strike Command is planning to buy electronic flight bags.

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.

This is way beyond Dr. Strangelove.