The US army isn’t the only security force which has adopted Apple iOS devices for military training and operations but now UK has also started using the iPad actively to train their soldiers. The Royal School of artillery in Wiltshire is using the iPad to train soldiers about how to handle a “fire mission”, a scenario where they would be facing enemy fire several miles away from Afghanistan. Early trials have also shown troops learning various jargons and procedures quicker than before.
While the armed forces are facing cuts, it has been reported that the iPad training is good value for the money because it helps in cutting down related expenses, including printing references, guides and manuals. Most importantly it reduces the amount of training and effort which is spent doing in the cliched manner over and over again.