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10 février 2015 2 10 /02 /février /2015 17:30
Upgrading to Tablets


04.02.2015 Shani Poms – IAF


In addition to the new C-130J, the "Elephant" squadron is now being equipped with new Tablets in order to ease data access and save paper


The worldwide environmental revolution did not skip the IAF and many environmentally-friendly projects are gradually implemented in its lines. A great example is the change in the "Elephant" squadron which recently upgraded to tablets called "iPill". From now on, the entire protocols of the squadron will be summed up in tablets instead of books, saving a large amount of paper.


"The main advantage of the project is the easy access to data", explains Captain Ofer, one of the managers of the project in the squadron. The tablets will be carried to every flight and instead of browsing through thick books in case of a malfunction or a dilemma, the aircrew members would be able to find the relevant answer in an instant, using the tablets. "Beyond the time the tablets save, the accessibility helps the learning process".


From time to time, the squadron is required to update the knowledgebase and now it can be done easily and without wasting any paper. "The update is done very quickly and no paper is thrown away".


The absorption of the tablets is still at the outset, but it seems like the responses are positive. "The feedbacks are positive, especially on the part of accessibility. We keep thinking of ways to improve and everybody shares their ideas", concluded Captain Ofer.

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11 juillet 2014 5 11 /07 /juillet /2014 07:40
Rostec experts presented the "rupad" and predict the full computerization of the army

10.07..2014 by Rostec

The computerization of armies, equipment for the detection and prevention of cyber attacks, tablets and operating systems - Deputy CEO at the Central Research Institute of Economics, Informatics and Management Systems (CRI EIMS) Dmitry Petrov told RIA Novosti in an interview about the impending total computerization of the army.


CRI EIMS, which is a subsidiary of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation of Rostec, released the first batch of tablets with a Russian operating system to meet the needs of military and security forces. The gadget works under water, and is protected against dust and impacts. Russians will find the dimensions of the device to be slightly thicker than the American iPad tablet, which is more familiar. The device is equipped with a two-core 1 GHz processor. It also comes equipped with 1 Gb of memory and two cameras that have 0.3 and 5 megapixels, respectively, navigation, as well as all modern communications modules for 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and GSM.

The tablet features a new operating system: RoMOS (Russian Mobile Operating System), which was developed on the basis of the Android platform. It was announced by CRI EIMS back in 2012, and now it is finished. It has a built-in secure network access, antivirus software, etc. RoMOS is now installed on a trial batch of Russian tablets.

The tablet is able to work under extreme conditions: under water and up to temperatures of +55 degrees. It can also survive impacts from falls of up to two meters. There are two models: standard and military. The second option has particularly robust housing. The tablet has a special button to turn off all the physical elements that transmit information. 



In addition, Dmitry Petrov told journalists that already by 2017 a single automated center for managing the armed forces will be launched. The system allows for managing all aspects of military life, both command and control as well as resource provision for the everyday functions of the Ministry of Defense.

A Rostec specialist notes that CRI EIMS has fruitful relations with the Ministry of Defense. For example, Dmitry Petrov introduced a software and hardware equipment system for detecting and warning against computer attacks, which has proven itself in the agency's work.

Besides tablets for security forces, CRI EIMS plans to implement interactive touch-sensitive tables for managing military actions. According to Dmitry Petrov, touch-sensitive tables will work with the Pozitsiya Geoinformation System. It will allow officers to issue commands using digital maps. The expert notes that CRI EIMS has the capacity to produce thousands of devices with the Russian OS and to create a web store to download additional applications.

CRI EIMS is a subsidiary of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation. The main objectives of the Institute are military and economic research, the development of information technologies for military and dual-use purposes, as well as the improvement, modernization and development of the technical groundwork for control and communication systems.

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