Chris Ellsworth and Todd Alexander of AAI Corporation, originally known as the Aircraft Armaments Incorporated, do not have any idea how to call a 2X3 foot tablet war weapon they’re entitled to put into demo. The tablet, which they see as a primary battlefield tool for commanders in the near future, can do several war tactics and operations with a few clicks.
It was really Ellsworth who was given the chance to perform a quick demo of the tablet. The massive tablet reveals a hypothetical warzone map complete with blue and red icons that represent the American soldiers and their enemies respectively. Every time a red icon would come into the tablet view, the AAI official would drag a blue icon over it.
The action meant that Ellsworth has just remotely directed a drone over an enemy. The specific controller of the drone has thus received new orders regarding the action through some device, as to which particular device this would be, well, the demo has not named it still. To check whether the order has been understood, an instant message pops out on a flat screen TV that is placed adjacently to the tablet, its purpose is to serve as a computer monitor.
AAI believes that it’s the next in thing in the Army, what with its capabilities to operate intelligence and military convergences from afar. The process actually that the tablet offers is similar to the Command Post of the Future software system of the US military. Only, there is more advantage to the tablet because it can re-task assets quickly. There is however one thing that the tablet cannot do and this is to actually command a shoot out against the enemy.
A problem however that can be foreseen for the saleability of the tablet to the US military is that the military is still wary about allowing its drones a high degree of autonomy in terms of computer control, especially with the Creech Air Force Base virus takeover problem. Also, the AAI has not given any label yet on how much the tablet costs so this can be another thing to consider as well when it’s up for selling.