Samsung Galaxy S2 Tablets to be Used by United States Air Force



Cockpit of a fighter jet airplane

The Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet 8.0 was the first tablet released in over a year after the June, 2014 launch of the Galaxy Tab S. The addition of the S2 to Samsung’s premium tablet lineup was well worth the wait. The paper-thin tablet that is only slightly heavier than the averagesmartphone at 256g offers the following specifications:

  • 1536 x 2048 pixel display
  • 320 pixels per inch density
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Internal storage is offered for either 32GB or 64GB
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera

Just this week, the Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet became the first tablet ever to receive a Trade Agreements Acts (TAA) Certification. This certification has further led to the announcement of a new contract with the United States Air Force (USAF). After undergoing numerous rigorous tests, the USAF deemed the tablet fit to be used in flight line as well as by technicians to access technical orders related to launching, maintaining, and recovering aircraft assets.

Effective immediately, the Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet will replace laptops previously used by the USAF. This transition is expected to save money, help in streamlining processes, and simplify troubleshooting. Further, according to the Samsung Newsroom press release:

“Technicians will be able to use the tablets 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 tablet is offered in two different sizes, 8 inches and 9.7 inches. It is unclear which size will be used by the USAF at this time.