TAK Tames Dragons

Here’s an article in TAK being used by joint US forces for JADC2 CBR applications.

Participating warfighters used Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) plugins including the CB Personal Protection, Hazard Estimation, & Assessment Tool, the Urban Downwind Hazard Prediction Tool (Integrated Urban), and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Control Plugin in the mission execution phase to carry out the selected course of action and CBR mission. (DTRA photo)

The recent Resolute Dragon 2 (RD2) ATD …. featured several U.S. Marines, airmen, and sailors participating in integrated chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) science and technology (S&T) experiments in Joint Force real-world scenarios to give feedback on the utility of new systems integrating sensors, battlespace-awareness tools, and decision-support tools. The S&T managers use this information to optimize and accelerate capability development and facilitate the transition to development and fielding.

DTRA, which conducted the exercise, “conducted RD2 to illustrate how combined technologies can provide integrated early warning and integrated layered defense to inform CBR decision-making in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) operations. JADC2 is a concept to integrate Joint Force technologies into a unified interoperable network that provided effective decisions at a relevant speed in an increasingly complex battlespace.”

During this ATD, warfighters interacted with new integrated defense technologies aligned to prioritized future operational needs, such as tracking and responding to threats on the battlefield in near-real time, administering medical countermeasures (MCMs), using diagnostic tools to develop and simulate courses of action to respond to the scenarios, and to using new Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) plugins to execute the selected courses of action and missions.

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