Army Leveraging Soldier Systems Tactical for COVID19

The Army reports it is leveraging Soldier Systems Development and acquisition to support the National Guard, Army Corps of Engineers to rapidly develop network communications capabilities and that capabilitiy includes TAK. Notably, it seems to nod directly to the civilian version, CIVTAK and discusses a “bring your own device” strategy. It may be that TAK’s federation capabilities are part of …

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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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California Fire Department Uses ATAK to Meet First Responder Challenges

From Financial News (UK) comes an article about a California Fire Department using ATAK on Samsung phones for first responders: Corona Fire Department in California is transforming how it delivers intelligence to its first responders with Samsung mobile devices, the company said. Equipped with Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) and ImageTrend software, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4s and S10s help the …

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