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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ATAK at the AFRL Inspire Expo

From TV 2 News in Dayton Ohio (Video in the link with short ATAK interview): The Dayton Convention Center filled with some of the nation’s most cutting-edge Air Force technology Thursday. At its third annual AFRL Inspire and Tech Expo, the Air Force Research Laboratory showcased the innovative ideas and passionate people across its organization. “We have just an enormous …

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Prototype AERONET system

Executive Gov.com has an article on AERONET, but there are few details: The Hanscom Air Force Base has started developing a prototype combat tool to allow voice, chat, video, command and control functions for partner countries. Conceptualized by Gen. David Goldfein, the Airborne Extensible Relay Over-Horizon Network will connect friendly units and deliver real-time location data and enemy movement to other allied …

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3 ways mobility is transforming Air Force readiness

From Defense News, about the Air Warfare Symposium: Transforming in-flight situational awareness Pilots have some of the most demanding missions, ranging from coordinating with ground leaders, striking targets, delivering supplies, and communicating with command-and-control assets all at the same time. Mobile devices like tablets and wearables that integrate with peripherals can transform Air Force readiness by ensuring connectivity and seamless …

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ATAK bridging cultural divide?

DefenseNews.com has an article on Mavin, which gets an ATAK mention. Here’s a few more paragraphs for the context: The perception problem Unsurprisingly, the Maven case frequently came up during the discussion. Panelists largely agreed there is a perception problem about DoD in Silicon Valley, but disagreed on how to tackle it. Trae Stephens, a co-founder at Anduril Industries and at principal …

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AF expands use of express licensing

From AFMC Tech Transfer news: Express licensing was chosen because it could quickly and easily get the technology in the hands of developers for broad distribution and further improvements,” said Oelkers. “One express license was completed in only 13 business days. Most traditional license agreements take months to negotiate and complete.” In the case of ATAK licenses, TechLink developed a …

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AFSOC: ATAK Revolutionizes Disaster Response

Here’s an Article on an AFSOC Commander’s Q & A discussing ATAK (and Gilligan’s Island): To symbolize how the NDS changes affect AFSOC, Smith referenced “Gilligan’s Island,” a classic television show from the mid-1960s, which transitioned from black and white to color.  “The counter terrorism fight is our black and white core,” said Smith. “The picture is clear and we …

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ATAK Demo – DoD Lab Day

ATAK was demoed at DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon by AFRL. From the AF.MIL web site: A few of the 26 technologies that AFRL will highlight at DOD Lab Day include: the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), which automatically takes control of a fighter aircraft to avoid impending ground collisions and which has already saved two pilots …

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