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Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) Plugin

Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) plugin is a collaboration and communication situational awareness tool

ADR (Airfield Damage Repair) Plugin for ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) is a tool to visualize and manipulate ADR data on an airfield. The ADR Plugin has multi-user support to create a common set of ADR data for each connected client. The built-in GPS and map functionality of ATAK is utilized in the ADR Plugin to give the user a real-time view of mitigation and repair operations on the airfield.

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ATAK - Android Tactical Assault Kit logo

The Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK, also known as the Android Team Awareness Kit) is a profoundly useful software collaboration and communication situational awareness application that runs on an Android mobile operating system on a smartphone or a tablet.

ATAK is an affordable, easy-to-use, secure, mobile, interactive geospatial tool that connects multiple people on the go, giving them a common operational picture digitally in an intuitive way. Users can add their own custom functionality and employ multiple types of communication systems simultaneously. It is the only app that provides dozens of capabilities and robust information-sharing in a mobile format on a commercial off-the-shelf handheld cell phone.

Originally created for the military, ATAK currently has 40,000 Department of Defense (DoD) users (Air Force, Army, Special Operations, National Guard, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security); 32,000 nonfederal users; and 69 licensees. The app is licensed only to U.S. companies that meet stringent legal requirements of which DS2 is one of these companies. ATAK has an extensible plugin architecture that allows for enhanced capabilities for specific mission sets.

Some of the capabilities include:

  • Map Rendering/Imagery Support
     

  • Tactical Chat
     

  • SADL/Link-16 Support
     

  • Jumpmaster Tools (HALO/HAHO)
     

  • Route Planning and Navigation Tools
     

  • Tactical Survey Tools

 

  • Range and Bearing
     

  • Radio Controls, including:

    • Wave

    • Relay, TrellisWare, Harris SA

    • Mode (simple on/off), Most Rover

    • VDL (SIR, TRE, Rover 6, etc.)

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EOD Assessment

RAPID EOD ANALYSIS OF AIRFIELD AFTER ATTACK

The ADR Plugin provides tools for the user to assess the airfield after an attack. The user can reclassify or add UXO based on their assessment of the airfield. Routes can be edited if necessitated by the presence of previously unseen damage.

  • UXO add/view/edit
     

  • Damage Field view/edit
     

  • Route view/edit
     

  • MOS view
     

  • Parking Area view
     

  • CIP (Common Installation Picture) view

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Execution

VIEW AND RESPOND TO MITIGATION TASKINGS

The ADR Plugin provides tools for the user to view and respond to mitigation taskings. Mitigation tasks and Mitigation zones are created based on UXO assessment and available to the ADR Plugin user. The user is provided the capability to respond to tasks with a multitude of responses based on the mitigation process for UXO.

  • View Tasks in Priority Order
     

  • Reprioritize Tasks Within a Mitigation Zone
     

  • Respond to Mitigation Tasks
     

  • Update UXO Status

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