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Soldiers in Singapore to Get Touchscreen Devices
Source: futuregov.asia
Source Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Country: Singapore
Created: Oct 27, 2011

Soldiers from an infrantry battalion will be given devices such as Apple iPads or Samsung Galaxy tablets for field trials, and will be among the first in the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) operational units to take this high-tech route. Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Neo, the battalion’s commanding officer, said that the devices will help the soldiers do a better job. Soldiers will be able to use the devices to track fellow security personnel in the area and take photos or videos. Information sharing with other enforcement agencies such as the police and Police Coast Guard will be made easier through the devices
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