Nett Warrior Trade Study Chooses ATAK

The Nett Warrior program commissioned a trade study  a trade study of various mobile mapping solutions over the past  year.  The study was conducted by the Army Geospatial Center, part of the Army Corps of Engineers.  They selected ATAK over others in the field, including ESRI’s CJMTK. One thing that makes this selection particularly noteworthy is that it was selected …

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Data Ferrying with UAS

Here’s a research paper written to describe AFRL’s project using TAKServer (MARTI) to do data ferrying between disconnected systems. Abstract—The effectiveness of ground-based, wireless tactical data networks is often constrained by limitations such as communication range and line-of-sight. SATCOM is not always available because it is relatively expensive and highly contended. Data ferrying is an alternative method of data transfer …

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AFRL Leverages ATAK for iSTAC Program

From Defense News Systems: The Air Force is starting a new program that could potentially allow users other than the pilot to control airborne sensors—allowing shared access for multiple warfighters. The Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory released a presolicitation for the Information Management-Enabled Sensor Tasking and Ad Hoc Control program yesterday. [snip] AFRL plans to leverage three sets of …

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Rome Sentinel Covers ATAK

This article, somewhat in response to the Draper article was posted in the Rome Sentinel.  Its a quick overview of ATAK and TAKServer.  From the article, An Android Tactical Assault Kit application being developed for the military by the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory in conjunction with several private contractors can be used on battlefields to call in airstrikes, among …

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RT Covers ATAK Development

RT News (Russian Times — a Russian State media source) covers ATAK, with a somewhat negative spin, based on the Draper news report: A US lab is working on an Android application which would enable troops to call in airstrikes and control drones via a smartphone. Dubbed the Android Terminal Assault Kit (ATAK), the map-based prototype app is said to …

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