ATAK Supports Nuclear Security

Shepard Media reports that Persistent Systems (a TAK Licensee), who recently got a $25M award for the Air Force is actually doing that work for the nuclear enterprise for a program called WaRTAK as a tech refresh, integrating radios, SATCOM and cellular. Here’s the meat of the article: USAF security forces tasked with protecting nuclear weapons are receiving enhancements to …

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AF Awards Persistent $25M ATAK/Radio Contract

Persistent Systems reports that they have received: a $25 million contract for the Wave Relay Tactical Assault Kit (WaRTAK) program. The refresh is expected to take four years. The WaRTAK program, which began back in 2016, provides Air Force convoys driving in austere environments with reliable multi-domain communications and situational awareness. “It ties radio, GPS, cellular and satellite internet connections …

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AF Uses Android for ATAK

National Interest Magazine has a feature arguing hta tthe reason the Air Force Uses Android is because they use ATAK everywhere. Since the 2000s, militaries have experimented with wearable computers and displays in a variety of locations in “Future Soldier” programs. But in 2010, a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory team decided to leverage the open-source, multi-device compatible nature of …

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AF CSAF Funds Security Forces Experiment with TAK

Here: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — When Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018. “The ideas came from all levels of our organization. Airmen were motivated …

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AF expands use of express licensing

From AFMC Tech Transfer news: Express licensing was chosen because it could quickly and easily get the technology in the hands of developers for broad distribution and further improvements,” said Oelkers. “One express license was completed in only 13 business days. Most traditional license agreements take months to negotiate and complete.” In the case of ATAK licenses, TechLink developed a …

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