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iPad at war: How the iPad is crucial to the Ukraine war effort

The iPad is being used for an unusual purpose in the Ukraine-Russia conflict — they’re helping the Ukraine Air Force use modern weapons on older fighter jets.

An iPad in a jet [X/OSINTtechnical]
An iPad in a jet [X/OSINTtechnical]

One of the problems of using older vehicles in war is that it may have the hardpoints, but not have the technical capability to pass targeting information to newer weapons. In the Ukraine conflict, it appears that one workaround involves using an iPad.

The U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Dr. William LaPlante confirmed that tablets like the iPad are being added to older jets to modernize weapon systems.

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