The Navy has submitted a request for proposal for iPad support services, according to a work statement released last Friday.
Services will be included on the Navy’s $10 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract vehicle.
The Navy also requested vendors selected under the NGEN contract should support iPhones, BlackBerrys and smartphones that run Google’s Android operating system.
Earlier this month the Air Force awarded a $9.36 million contract to Phoenix-based Executive Technology Inc. for 18,000 iPads to be used by its air crews.
The move marked one of the military’s largest tablet procurements.