Samsung Networked Mobile Devices Approved for United States Air Force Use
Ridgefield Park, NJ – June 28, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has received United States Air Force approval for Samsung Galaxy series smartphones and select handheld computing devices. The U.S. Air Force can now easily purchase Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets through its cellular Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from major telecommunications carriers.
“The Air Force recognizes how critical mobile technology is to driving workforce transformation and tactical productivity,” said Chris Balcik, Vice President of Federal Government Sales at Samsung Electronics America. “Our goal is to maximize capability wherever the mission takes our military with Samsung’s hardware and software solutions.”
This milestone now gives the Air Force the ability to leverage the advanced and customizable features of the Samsung solution and join other Samsung federal customers across the DoD, the intelligence community, and civilian agencies. Samsung’s flagship smartphones and tablets are based on the Android operating system and are supported by Samsung’s defense-grade Knox security platform. As a testament to Samsung’s unique approach to mobile security through the Knox platform, its devices are regularly used for classified work by the military.
“As an Air Force veteran, it’s so exciting to see our solutions being tested and used to drive tactical advantage and business process improvement,” said Don Logan, Samsung Air Force Account Executive. “We are committed to helping the Air Force fully leverage the benefits of a mobile smart device ecosystem through our technology, training and services expertise.”
Samsung’s latest S9 smartphone – equipped with Band-14 for public safety – is now on the Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List (DODIN APL), and Samsung is working to have this device added to the Air Force BPA. Samsung specializes in active, hardened and tactical editions of smartphones and tablets recognizing the need for these solutions as a part of integrated military mobility systems. The DoD is also currently evaluating the Samsung DeX portable docking solution (recently demoed for use by law enforcement) which delivers a full desktop computing experience through the smartphone, eliminating the need for a laptop and empowering personnel to be productive wherever the mission takes them.
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