National Guard Rolls TAK for COVID-19

The Army posted an article about the TAK Product Center Center’s support for the National Guard’s roll out of TAK for use in their COVID-19 response. There are several nuggets in here that haven’t previously seen print. Highlights: TAK noow has a TAK Product Center in Army Futures Command, under Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) This fielding is for 2,000 …

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National Guard leverages goTenna Pro & ATAK for PATRIOT South 2020

Officer.com reports that goTenna Pro was used in PATRIOT South 2020 , sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at multiple locations in Mississippi to support Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) . Here’s the ATAK-relevant component: In disaster situations, traditional communications infrastructure is often prone to damage or failure. PATRIOT South participants are simulating comms-denied operations by pairing goTenna Pro X mesh networking radio devices …

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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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National Guard Civil Support Teams Adopt ATAK

The National Guard’s Civil Support Teams have adopted ATAK for use in their missions, which according to Wikipedia is approximately counter WMD. The article discusses their need to collaborate with organizations across the civil government, including the FBI, Border Patrol (DHS) and many other agencies.  Here’s what the article said: The team also tested their communications vigorously, using the Mobile …

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