ATAK Supports Nuclear Security

Shepard Media reports that Persistent Systems (a TAK Licensee), who recently got a $25M award for the Air Force is actually doing that work for the nuclear enterprise for a program called WaRTAK as a tech refresh, integrating radios, SATCOM and cellular. Here’s the meat of the article: USAF security forces tasked with protecting nuclear weapons are receiving enhancements to …

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AF Awards Persistent $25M ATAK/Radio Contract

Persistent Systems reports that they have received: a $25 million contract for the Wave Relay Tactical Assault Kit (WaRTAK) program. The refresh is expected to take four years. The WaRTAK program, which began back in 2016, provides Air Force convoys driving in austere environments with reliable multi-domain communications and situational awareness. “It ties radio, GPS, cellular and satellite internet connections …

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AF Uses Android for ATAK

National Interest Magazine has a feature arguing hta tthe reason the Air Force Uses Android is because they use ATAK everywhere. Since the 2000s, militaries have experimented with wearable computers and displays in a variety of locations in “Future Soldier” programs. But in 2010, a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory team decided to leverage the open-source, multi-device compatible nature of …

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Eglin Showcases Innovation w/ ATAK

The Air Force highlighted innovations at Eglin AFB, and ATAK was one of the highlights: The programs like iSpark and Continuous Process Improvement enabled 27 innovations worth $785,000 for fiscal year 2019 to date. One of the innovations highlighted was last year’s Android Tactical Assault Kit that electronically linked up every 96th Security Forces Squadron patrol car with the dispatch.  This …

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ATAK Featured at AFRL INSPIRE Event

AFRL hosted an INSPIRE event to highlight innovation. ATAK was featured. 2nd Lt. Justin Davis, a program manager, and Peter Mozloom a senior computer scientist, both from AFRL’s Information Directorate in Rome, New York, presented a talk titled, “Managing a Crisis? There’s an App for That,” where they discussed the capabilities of a mobile AFRL application known as the Android …

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