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    Vickers
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  • Vickers
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    MOD: Anyone who deliberately attempts to take this thread off topic or posts just to "stir the shit" will be banned - you have been warned.

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  • faughanballagh
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    iPad? I fear the BA's leadership has been overtaken by zombies.

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  • turbocalves
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    Originally posted by Archimedes View Post
    I don't see us moving towards Ipads/PSPs anytime soon either.
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    You just had to ruin it for me didnt ya :C

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  • Archimedes
    gunner at heart

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    Originally posted by turbocalves View Post
    Alot of the newer Arty CP and Survey kit is civvie kit made by Topcon and in some cases modified for Arty work. Though we hasnt gotten Ipods and PSPs (yet)
    I don't see us moving towards Ipads/PSPs anytime soon either.
    They're not water-proof, dust-proof or drop-proof.
    The link showed a training aid to be used in an indoor classroom environment.
    The Irish Arty TopCon survey and CP kit is for field use in the mud and rain.

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  • SwiftandSure
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    Try telling that to Johnny Afghan with a JDAM inbound.

    Wasn't there a touch screen "tablet" computer as part of the Bowmen series for those Arty types?
    SwiftandSure
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    Last edited by SwiftandSure; 6 August 2010, 11:10.

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  • timhorgan
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    Originally posted by Vickers View Post
    MOD: Tim, what has this to do with the topic? To remind you the title of the thread is "British Army to use Apple iPad". Get back on topic.
    Sorry, Vickers,

    I was just trying to make an observation that "high-tech" is not necessarily a decisive factor in modern warfare such as Afghanistan.

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  • Vickers
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    Originally posted by timhorgan View Post
    I am all for new technology, I am not a Luddite, but technology is not everything as Alex Thompson of Channel 4 News so brilliantly describes here:

    YOU MAY HAVE THE WATCHES, BUT WE HAVE THE TIME.

    http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/2016/1/
    MOD: Tim, what has this to do with the topic? To remind you the title of the thread is "British Army to use Apple iPad". Get back on topic.

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  • timhorgan
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    It is true COTS, isn't painted in camo colours and is a third of the price!
    I am all for new technology, I am not a Luddite, but technology is not everything as Alex Thompson of Channel 4 News so brilliantly describes here:

    YOU MAY HAVE THE WATCHES, BUT WE HAVE THE TIME.

    http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/2016/1/
    timhorgan
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    Last edited by timhorgan; 6 August 2010, 08:59.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by turbocalves View Post
    Alot of the newer Arty CP and Survey kit is civvie kit made by Topcon and in some cases modified for Arty work.
    It is true COTS, isn't painted in camo colours and is a third of the price!

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

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    nice to see the Royal Navy decided NOT to disable the UMD drive on them - allowing the sailors to use them for personal entertainment and games.


    www - Royal Navy Sony PSP

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  • turbocalves
    jang-a-lang

  • turbocalves
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    makes sense to exploit COTS technology to our advantage like this.
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    Alot of the newer Arty CP and Survey kit is civvie kit made by Topcon and in some cases modified for Arty work. Though we hasnt gotten Ipods and PSPs (yet)

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

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    the hardware is COTS but the app is a bespoke project.

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  • Orion
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    The British Army is one of the first military organisations in the world to develop an application for the new Apple iPad.

    Currently in the testing stage, the Fire Control Orders application will be used by Gunners at the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill, Wiltshire, replacing more conventional training methods.

    Using interactive individual and multi-user exercises, the iPad application aims to provide a more engaging - and therefore more effective - training experience.

    Read more here: www

    makes sense to exploit COTS technology to our advantage like this.

    i know the Royal Navy have apps running on their PSP's.
    If you are developing the app is it still COTS?

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    started a topic British Army to use Apple iPad

    British Army to use Apple iPad

    The British Army is one of the first military organisations in the world to develop an application for the new Apple iPad.

    Currently in the testing stage, the Fire Control Orders application will be used by Gunners at the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill, Wiltshire, replacing more conventional training methods.

    Using interactive individual and multi-user exercises, the iPad application aims to provide a more engaging - and therefore more effective - training experience.

    Read more here: www

    makes sense to exploit COTS technology to our advantage like this.

    i know the Royal Navy have apps running on their PSP's.
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