DARPA to test secure warfighter mobile devices leveraging TAK

From Federal Computer Week: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will soon begin testing new devices that can house and share information on multiple security levels. The devices are part of the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) program, which aims to solve three issues with information-sharing specific to the Defense Department: housing multiple security levels …

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DARPA Integrates TAK & Advanced Tech for squads and first responders

From Defense Blog: DARPA announced on 3 August that it Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently completed Phase 2 flight tests, demonstrating advanced algorithms designed to turn small air and ground systems into team members that could autonomously perform tasks dangerous for humans – such as pre-mission reconnaissance in a hostile urban setting or searching damaged structures for survivors following an earthquake. Building …

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DARPA’s PCAS Program Uses ATAK

Here’s an article from Raytheon’s use of ATAK on DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program. HE APP THAT SAVES LIVES: ANDROID TACTICAL ASSAULT KIT  A tablet is only as effective as the program it runs. Raytheon BBN Technologies, one of the company’s advanced research centers, helped develop that program: ATAK, or Android Tactical Assault Kit. ATAK allows soldiers to chat, …

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