CTTSO Announces Augmented Reality Navigation

The Combatting Terrorism Technical Spuport Office (CTTSO) announced that Par Government Systems has completed an augmented reality plugin for ATAK that may be used by the DoD and Homeland Security. Here’s an excerpt: Description: Leverage the existing Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) plugin architecture to design and develop a new vehicle navigation capability that translates route directions and situational awareness information …

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Smart Radios Connect Ground Robots

Here’s an article from Microwaves and RF Magazine covering Persistent Systems’ MPU5 MANET radio (a great radio).   It talks about the fact that the radios are interoperable with ATAK, and that it allows control of Unmanned Ground Systems, but it doesn’t actually say that the robots are controlled by ATAK. Here’s the article: Robots are playing larger roles in military …

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SOCOM’s SOFWERX Hosts Hacking event

SOCOM’s SOFWERX hosted a Rapid Prototyping Event this month to build on the ATAK Platform as follows: Key technologies demonstrated levels of autonomy and mapping for land and air to include navigation and target identification, analytics in geospatial and intelligence, interoperability with ATAK, small sub surface vessels, and legged Unmanned Ground Vehicle robots that transit through diverse terrain. There were also …

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NPS Leverages ATAK for Research

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) built a collaborative Mission Planner for ATAK. Research: • The Collaborative Mission Planner (CMP) produces CONOPs built collaboratively by multiple TAK devices. The CMP creates mission products as a living product of planning • TAK CMP was developed using Design Thinking Methodologies. • ADAPT team held weekly design sessions in person, via VTC, and telephonically …

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VIASAT Providing Android CyberSecurity Software

ViaSat Inc. officials announced it was awarded a production contract to provide ViaSat Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cybersecurity software to protect and secure Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Field Computing Device – Wearable (FCD-W) platforms. ViaSat and iGov are working together on this contract, along with the U.S. Governmentto enable future platform and mission capabilities for the TACLAN FCD-W program, which is designed …

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24 SOW, Many Others Leverage ATAK for Hurricane Relief

ATAK’s use in the hurricanes got some good coverage, because it had civilian users from around the area working with State and Local users.  Here’s an article from the 24th Special Operations Wing Special Tactics News. “We hit the ground running, and immediately had to begin adapting,” said the mission commander. One of those adaptions was quickly learning how to …

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