Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Becomes First TAA-Compliant Tablet to Achieve USAF Flight Line Certification
Samsung announced today the award of a new U.S. Air Force contract for the delivery of Samsung Galaxy TAB S2 to U.S. bases worldwide. In addition to being the first tablet computer to achieve Trade Agreements Act certification, the Galaxy Tab S2 was certified by the USAF for flight line use after successfully passing a number of rigorous hardware tests and strict software standards. In order to be certified for the e-Tools program, the USAF subjected the Galaxy Tab S2 to multiple decompression, atmosphere and temperature tests. In addition to being used inflight, the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets will provide the U.S. Air Force with significant cost savings by reducing the number of ruggedized laptops that were originally required to access over 2,000 technical orders that enable maintenance personnel to launch, recover and maintain aircraft assets.
For USAF technicians, the Galaxy Tab S2 provides a single point of access to digitized technical orders, manuals and parts databases to streamline maintenance operations and troubleshoot aircraft repairs. Additionally, USAF technicians can use the Galaxy Tab S2 to deliver paperless technical orders, process real-time maintenance data collection and securely access to Air Force Enhanced Technical Information Management System (ETIMS) portal. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 TAA tablet will be included in the USAF e-Tools program effective immediately.