Who Wants To Steer a Nuclear Bomber with an iPad?

By Bob Brewin

April 30, 2013

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. 


By Bob Brewin

April 30, 2013

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