US Air Force buys 18,000 iPads

Mac Rumors:

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $9.36 million contract to purchase as many as 18,000 iPad 2s, according to Bloomberg. The plan is to replace bulky and heavy flight bags full of navigational charts and other materials with iPads in order to reduce the weight of pilots’ bags and save fuel on flights.

Late last month the Air Force canceled an order for 2,800 iPads.