Want a Free iPad? Join the Singapore Military!
According to several reports the Singapore Government is prepping up for boosting the joining rate for its military services. The govt. plans to provide free iPads to army, air force, and navy recruits in November. The best thing about this story is that everyone in Singapore (men who are healthy) has to serve in the military for at least 2 years. This would mean that the coming generation of Singapore population would be all (almost) holding a tablet (namely iPads).
[quote]By exploiting the use of popular and current information and communications technology, we are able to harness our advantage of today’s technologically savvy servicemen” Said Defence chief Neo Kian Hong[/quote]
Troops can use the iPad’s built-in camera to take photos and video clips in the field which can be uploaded to the SAF’s online platform, LEARNet. Soldiers can use these photos and videos to carry out post-mission assessments.