2-Way SatCom Texting w/ ATAK

SomeWear has a new SatCom-based Texting device, which they bill as a “global hotspot” that’s integrated with ATAK via a plugin. There are likely to be several of these coming online in the next year and having them integrated with the best off-grid mapping application only makes sense. The cost is $350 plus service, which ranges from $8.50 to $50/month. …

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Lithuania Gets C-UAS w/ATAK

According to Jane’s, The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MoD) has purchased an undisclosed number of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)  which includes ATAK. Here’s an excerpt: The system will include the Wingman-105 Small Handheld/Wearable Drone Detector and Watchdog 200 Networked RF Sensor. Deliveries of both C-UAS products are expected to be completed by September 2020, industry sources added. The latest …

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ATAK is a Game Changer for British Military

Here: There’s a video associated with the article that can’t be embedded. A second video below implies that ATAK is being used in NATO exercises with interoperability. Major Ben Parkyn: ‘This app allows us to operate quicker’. (Pictures: Corporal Tom Evans/Crown Copyright). New technology that allows military commanders to communicate through a mobile phone app has been hailed a “game changer” …

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Aussies Integrate Nano UAVs w/ ATAK

From Defense Update: According to information released by FLIR Systems, the Black Hornet III helicopter weighs 32 grams, slightly more than previous models. It offers several improvements over previous versions, such as improved speed and distance, with the ability to fly two kilometers at speeds of over 21 km/h. Its sensors support sharper imaging processing, featuring the FLIR Lepton thermal …

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