Are You Ready for Some [Drone] Football? (Controlled by ATAK)

Here’s another article on Robotic Research’s Pegasus III UAS controlled by ATAK, th time from Inside Unmanned Systems: The company’s goal was familiar to the UAS world—prevent injuries and save lives—but a growing emphasis on miniaturization came forward. “A ground robot has a hard time climbing stairs,” Frelk explained. “How do we have a robot that can do multiple things?” …

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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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Colorado developing drone system with TAK

Wildfire Today reports that the state of Colorado is integrating drones with ATAK (“The Holy Grail of Wildland Firefighter Safety”) for firefighting use: The state of Colorado is working on a system that would use drones to provide live video of wildfires to wildland firefighters’ cell phones. The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting is beta testing a DVI Mavic …

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Western States Leveraging TAK for Wildfires

From StateScoop: “A lot of times you get in the woods and you’re not always sure where you are or where the fire is,” said Ben Miller, the director of the Colorado Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting , a division of the state Department of Public Safety that develops new tools for combatting [sic] wildfires. The drone flights in …

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FLIR Launches Black Hornet 3 w/ ATAK

From UAV Expert News: … Additionally, the Black Hornet 3 seamlessly integrates into the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) utilized by the military to provide battlefield networks and distribution of information to anyone on the network.   “We are excited to bring this advanced Black Hornet 3 to our warfighters and first responders,” said James Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. “With …

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