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In Time for Fire Season, Meet TAK, the US Govt.’s Suite of Free Situational Awareness Apps

A U.S. government-built app for situational awareness is bringing wildland firefighting into the internet age.

Originating as a product of the Air Force Research Laboratory aimed at improving the precision of close air support, Air Force units have adopted the military’s version of TAK—Tactical Assault Kit—for improving the precision of other activities, such as parachute jumps.

Meanwhile, the free downloads and plugin architecture of TAK’s civilian version—Team Awareness Kit—are giving firefighters, among others, the ability to layer real-time information over satellite images. They can track the locations of team members, vehicles, fires, and a potentially unlimited array of factors to help guide first responders in an emergency.

Read more on this story at Air Force Magazine

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