National Guard Rolls TAK for COVID-19

The Army posted an article about the TAK Product Center Center’s support for the National Guard’s roll out of TAK for use in their COVID-19 response. There are several nuggets in here that haven’t previously seen print. Highlights: TAK noow has a TAK Product Center in Army Futures Command, under Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) This fielding is for 2,000 …

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National Guard leverages goTenna Pro & ATAK for PATRIOT South 2020

Officer.com reports that goTenna Pro was used in PATRIOT South 2020 , sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at multiple locations in Mississippi to support Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) . Here’s the ATAK-relevant component: In disaster situations, traditional communications infrastructure is often prone to damage or failure. PATRIOT South participants are simulating comms-denied operations by pairing goTenna Pro X mesh networking radio devices …

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CA Fire, CA National Guard Leverage TAK for Emergency Response

From DVIDS: MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. –The 163d Attack Wing’s Hap Arnold Innovation Center (HAIC) has turned California wildfires into a crucible of American ingenuity. The brainstorming center of the California Air National Guard wing, which flies MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) from March Air Reserve Base, enabled technology forged in combat theatres to work for fighting wildfires …

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