U.S. Air Force planning to outfit pilots with up to 18 000 tablets, Apple sales clerks tasting a huge bonus
The U.S. Air Mobility Command has reportedly issued Request for Proposals for tablet devices which to replace the 40-pound bag of maps and charts that the pilots carry with them.
The Command's RFP allegedly states that it wants to buy between 63 and up to 18, 000 "iPad 2, Brand name or Equal devices". Don't ask us why the wide number range, it might be a typo, or in the worst case scenarios, Captain Kathleen Ferrero, the spokesperson for the Command, and the administrative heads, just want to outfit themselves with new slates.
We kid, but if the maximum order goes for 18, 000 iPad 2s in the end, this will probably be the largest tablet computer purchase of the Pentagon, and we are sure now that some government sales clerks in Cupertino are grinning with delight, tasting a huge bonus.