ATAK PCAS Test Video

Here’s a story and video about DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program, including a video.

From the article,

The PCAS program aims to develop a system that enables real-time  and weapons-systems data that uses technology compatible with almost any aircraft.

The exercise with the A-10 aircraft consisted of live-fire weapons engagement using a mixture of laser and with ten of the  – all completing within a six-minute goal time-frame the program had set, officials say. The PCAS-Ground software and the PCAS-Air coordinated during the exercises. PCAS tactical data links facilitated data sharing between the pilot and JTAC to determine the release of the munitions….

The  Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) PCAS-Ground version was used during this test. It was developed by a joint effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York and the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). DARPA is also working with the Army on other PCAS transition activity as part of a conclusion to the program.

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