Army to hold workshop for Tactical Assault Kit

By Ashley Tressel / September 24, 2020 at 2:29 PM

The Army next week is hosting a virtual workshop for the Tactical Assault Kit, a situational awareness tool.

The TAK is "a map-based software application that enables coordination among thousands of users with features such as a position data, chat, mission planning and shared overlays," according to a press release posted yesterday.

"The Tactical Assault Kit virtual offsite will offer an opportunity for stakeholders from across the Department of Defense (DOD), federal agencies and industry to exchange information and identify critical needs," the release states. "The event will offer tracks for software development, programmatic updates and training on TAK platforms."

The TAK Product Center, a part of the Army's C5ISR Center, which itself is a component of Army Futures Command, is hosting the workshop.

"TAK is an extensible platform, meaning that we give you a baseline and based on your mission requirements you can build on that baseline to bridge capability gaps," Mark Roberts, the TAK Product Center's deputy director, said in the release.

"Anyone who has a job requirement to display point location information -- the military, DOD and federal agencies, state and local authorities, firefighters and emergency responders -- will benefit from these sessions," he said. "This is a great opportunity to give them a peek at what's being done around the TAK community."

Registration is open until Sept. 28 for the event, which will be held virtually Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.