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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Boeing/Insitu Interoperable w/ ATAK

From this article on Insitu (a subsidiary of Boeing) discusses its integration with ATAK during Northern California’s Camp Fire: Insitu’s suite of real-time intelligence acquisition and distribution capabilities provide live Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB)-compliant video and flight telemetry to extensible mapping engines such as the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) and the Windows Tactical Assault Kit (WinTAK).

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ATAK serves Fire Fighters

From Isreali Tech news, i-HLS.Com: A technology originating in the US military sector is being tested in order to help save firefighters’ lives. The ATAK – Android Team Awareness Kit is essentially a tool that tells firefighters exactly where they are and what kind of fire they’re seeing. ATAK was developed by the US Air Force Research Lab in order …

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CA Fire, CA National Guard Leverage TAK for Emergency Response

From DVIDS: MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. –The 163d Attack Wing’s Hap Arnold Innovation Center (HAIC) has turned California wildfires into a crucible of American ingenuity. The brainstorming center of the California Air National Guard wing, which flies MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) from March Air Reserve Base, enabled technology forged in combat theatres to work for fighting wildfires …

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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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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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CO Firefighters Report Using ATAK, Comm

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control published a study on their evaluation of ATAK with goTennas, SPOT Trackers and tactical radios. Here is the study, and here’s an excerpt from the report: The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (CoE) took advantage of the field test of satellite messengers to test an additional system that uses …

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