Drone Deliveries w/ ATAK

From Government Computer News: Marine Reserves Maj. Christopher Thobaben came up with the idea for an automated system for delivering supplies to troops. He sent a basic sketch to a friend who told him to make it official. “I was very critical of Marine Corps logistics and our innovation since World War II,” Thobaben said. For more than a half-century, …

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Fox News: Hacking risk rises ‘exponentially’ for troops using personal devices, experts warn

This is NOT a story about ATAK, but one of its competitors. One outstanding piece of advice from this article is that you should only use software operationally that’s properly vetted an configured for your system. DO NOT use your personal device operationally — doing so is taking risks you don’t fully understand. Troops who bring their personal tablets and …

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AF CSAF Funds Security Forces Experiment with TAK

Here: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — When Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018. “The ideas came from all levels of our organization. Airmen were motivated …

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ATAK Used by USMC For Drone Control

Here’s an article on how the Marine Corps is using ATAK for Drone control and resupply. From the article, Since the Civil War, the US military has been famous for wholesale logistics, building “iron mountains” of supplies. But now we might be entering an era of retail, robotic resupply. The Marines pioneered the idea of supply drones with the K-MAX unmanned helicopter in …

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BATDOK “Goes Global” in 2018

Here’s a good article on the BATDOK plugin for ATAK, with an excerpt below: The Air Force Research Laboratory has high hopes for a new, smartphone-based medical information software tool that can ingest sensor data for real-time health status monitoring for multiple patients. Researchers launched field testing of the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK in the spring. …

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