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ATAK Pilot Program - Government Use Only



This product can only be purchased by authorised signers. Please contact your Range Tough Sales Representative.

If an unauthorised sale is attempted it will be cancelled. 

ATAK is a government-off-the-shelf app for Android smartphones. It is available to all government agencies for free. (There is a Windows version as well as an iPhone variant currently in development.) 

The app uses GPS and maps to give the user a real-time view of the AO. This new situational awareness capability includes “Blue Force Tracking” to see where team members are (which reduces friendly fire incidents and helps with coordinating movements), “Red Force Tracking” to see where the bad guys are (obvious advantages), as well as terrain, weather, and other topographical elements.

Additionally, the app enables multiple types of encrypted data communication such as text and file sharing (including photos and video). These communications can be set for user-to-user, user-to-select teams, user-to-command post or user-to-entire force (even if they are from different agencies). This level of integrated communications was unavailable before ATAK.

ATAK was originally developed in 2010 by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y. for use by U.S. Special Forces. It was tested through years of real-world use in combat situations, by more than 10,000 active war-fighters. After countless successful military operations, it has now been modified and adapted to fit the mission of other federal, state, and local agencies.

The utility of ATAK to provide tactical situational awareness was identified thru interactions between the Department of Defense (DoD) and personnel from federal agencies to include units within DHS. This has led to a grass-roots adoption of ATAK in small pockets of DHS but has not translated into broader enterprise adoption strategy…at least until now.