De-mystifying the tak protocol


Background We have covered a few topics surrounding ATAK, including plugin development and how we can access data through the API’s offered by ATAK. In this post we are going to explore the on the wire interface, namely TAK protocol. Originally ATAK used Curser On Target (COT) as the protocol of choice for communications. However this has been augmented with a TAK protocol based upon the Google...

Build an ATAK Dev Environment


Background The Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) was released by the DoD originally as a Situational Awareness (SA) tool for small team use within tactical environments. The Kit provides a common moving map interface around which teams could co-ordinate when networked over tactical radio systems. ATAK was special because it was a DoD sourced software project that was very much...