The Air Force's Air Mobility Command will use the tablets to display digital flight charts and go paperless.
The growing horsepower of smart phones and tablets is making them an attractive aspect of the Defense Department's plans to make much more data available to warfighters deployed in the field.
The Pentagon and defense industry are all too aware that there is a day coming when U.S. unmanned aerial vehicles will no longer reign supreme over international airspace. So, what's a drone to do?
An extension to an existing AeroVironment contract with the Air Force includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training.
The Advanced Predator C Avenger could end up being the template for future unmanned aerial vehicles.
DARPA is developing technology that would provide persistent, tactical, full-motion video surveillance of Scud-class missiles from satellites in geosynchronous orbit.
As pressure for spending cuts increases, the intelligence community is looking beyond its traditional classified stovepipes and toward cloud solutions, officials say.
One way to close the rising gap between the large volume of data being gathered and the ability of humans to process that information would be to make one agency responsible for managing it, said Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler at GEOINT 2011.