IVAS, Mixed Reality & ATAK

Here’s an article on IVAS with a discussion of ATAK from the Army Times. (This whole article is worth a read): ONE DEVICE, MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS IVAS is drawing on existing and developing Army programs to bring a host of functions and capabilities into one device. The Android Tactical Assault Kit is a program that allows soldiers to use current military …

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CA uses TAK, goTenna

This article from C4ISRNet.com discusses goTenna’s integration with ATAK and its use by California firefighters. the whole article is worth a read: Each goTenna device is a stand-alone tool that can work with other goTenna devices to transmit information through a mesh network. Multiple applications for the mesh network involve showing in real time the locations of people connected to …

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FLIR Recon Ultra Integrates with ATAK

American Security Online writes: Fully operational at less than three pounds, the breakthrough Recon V Ultra Lite provides long-range target detection, recognition, recording and geo-location with an HD color camera and dual FOV thermal channels. The system also has Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) network capabilities to provide warfighters real-time understanding of what’s going on around them.

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ATAK used to track large containers

From the Utica Observer Dispatch reports on Stonewall Defense as a finalist for the AFRL’s Commercialization Academy’s most recent Demo Day: Stonewall Defense, Watervliet. Leadership technology training: Stonewall’s software, ATLAS, helps scrap metal recyclers protect their valuable rollaway containers that regularly stolen or lost. ATLAS is a small, low cost, high powered tracker that can give users near real time …

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Phones Revolutionize Operational Supply Chain

This article from Isreali web site i-HLS.com discusses phones and tablets for use in a variety of operational uses, including supply chain management and flight planning. There’s a discussion of ATAK, but this was also interesting: US warfighters expect that their field equipment have the same functionality and capability as their personal, commercial mobile devices. Consequently, rugged mobile computing is …

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Drone Deliveries w/ ATAK

From Government Computer News: Marine Reserves Maj. Christopher Thobaben came up with the idea for an automated system for delivering supplies to troops. He sent a basic sketch to a friend who told him to make it official. “I was very critical of Marine Corps logistics and our innovation since World War II,” Thobaben said. For more than a half-century, …

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Secubit Integrates w/ ATAK

From Jane’s: US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is integrating weaponry readiness and maintenance enhancement solutions into its Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), industry sources told Jane’s at SMi’s Future Soldier Technology conference in London on 11 March. USSOCOM is seeking to optimise Israeli company Secubit’s WeaponLogic Ecosystem, which comprises a toolset designed to generate and analyse weapon usage data in real time. …

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Brits Multi-Million £ Boost For Digital Battlefield Apps Including TAK

From the British Forces Network: A £30 million pound investment has been confirmed to fund the development of digital apps for the battlefield. The money will be used to fast-track agile software development technology, to support military forces on operations across the globe.The funding, confirmed by the Defence Secretary, follows a commitment to spend £66 million on mini drones, remote control armoured …

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