Officer.com reports that goTenna Pro was used in PATRIOT South 2020 , sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at multiple locations in Mississippi to support Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) . Here’s the ATAK-relevant component:
In disaster situations, traditional communications infrastructure is often prone to damage or failure. PATRIOT South participants are simulating comms-denied operations by pairing goTenna Pro X mesh networking radio devices with the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) mobile application to enable fully off-grid communications independently of cell, wifi, and satellite networks.
goTenna’s industry-leading mesh networking protocols support critical situational awareness tools for location tracking, mapping, and text-based messaging in ATAK as well as other compatible iOS and Android mobile applications. Even in the most remote and austere environments, teams are able to track individual operator and vehicle locations, share maps, hazards, and other points of interest, and exchange text-based messages within teams and across multi-agency deployments.
goTenna Pro currently supports over 200 defense and public safety agencies in mission-critical operations around the world. To date, the technology has been used and proven in major disasters, including the Camp Fire in California and Hurricane Michael in Florida.