Air Force Special Ops Command Cancels IPAD Buy

The Air Force Special Operations Command canceled its planned buy of 2,861 Apple ipads tablet computers after receiving an inquiry concerning the inclusion of Russian developed security and documents reader software which were mentioned in procurement documents. The Command had planned to acquire the Ipads for electronic flight bags storing digital versions of paper charts and technical manuals. Some have expressed the concern that the software contained in the units might have malicious code which could expose the the airmen to unnecessary risk.