Intelligent Decisions Inc. has won an Air Force contract to supply Panasonic Toughbooks to the branch’s bases worldwide, the company announced Thursday.
The Air Force will receive Toughbook 31 fully-rugged notebooks and Toughbook 53 semi-rugged notebooks.
President and CEO Harry Martin said the Toughbooks meet strict and wide-ranging Air Force requirements and will help military technicians.
The Ashburn, Va.-based company says the rugged computers will become a component of the Air Force’s e-Tools program, set to end by February 2013.
The e-Tools system catalog is accessed through an online system, providing a resource for Air Force customers on IT products and services available to purchase.
The company says the Toughbooks will help manage USAF aviation operations including flight line maintenance, quality assurance and mission activities.
USAF technicians will access digitized technical orders and manuals for aircraft repair and overhaul with the rugged computers.
The Toughbook 31 and Toughbook 53 include all-weather designs, daylight-readable touchscreens, built-in handles and an extended battery life.