TAK used in joint DHS NYC exercise

American Security Today has a report of ATAK’s testing by DHS and New York City’s civil government: In the early hours of October 29, 2017, over 200 first responders participated in a critical incident exercise and technology assessment conducted by DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in partnership with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the New York Fire Department (FDNY), and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Over …

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BATDOK “Goes Global” in 2018

Here’s a good article on the BATDOK plugin for ATAK, with an excerpt below: The Air Force Research Laboratory has high hopes for a new, smartphone-based medical information software tool that can ingest sensor data for real-time health status monitoring for multiple patients. Researchers launched field testing of the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK in the spring. …

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TRX’ Non-GPS Geolocation has ATAK Plugin

TRX new spec sheet advertises an ATAK plugin for integration with its non-GPS/indoor navigation system. Here’s an excerpt of what it offers: NEON® Squad Tracker is a low SWaP, GPS-denied navigation solution for dismounted warfighters. Squad Tracker provides ubiquitous location, tracking and mapping for personnel operating in areas where GPS is unavailable, in a solution easily integrated into military position, …

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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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