At an artillery school in England, army troops are being taught shooting tactics on iPads, so they're better prepared when they're shipped out to Afghanistan. Zombieville, this ain't. (Hopefully).

One of the army training officers spoke to the BBC and explained that it can "if we can use this sort of technology, we can probably shorten the amount of training and that is pretty key nowadays when people are so committed to operations in Afghanistan."


The army-training app is being trialed currently by the Royal School of Artillery in Wiltshire, and will soon be joined by a 3D app aimed at army pilots. Presumably it's not just a souped-up version of Flight Control HD. X-Plane 9. [BBC]