In an era of increasing reliance on interconnected critical infrastructure systems, safeguarding power grids, gas pipelines, and transportation networks has never been more vital. These systems are often vulnerable to malware and other malicious hacking methods. Most recently, Dutch researchers from cybersecurity firm Midnight Blue have identified vulnerabilities in the
The conflict in Ukraine has highlighted the power and recent utilization uptick of drones on the battlefield. Ukrainian forces have used small commercial drones to deter invasion attempts by the Russians. These off-the-shelf drones provide Ukrainian troops with vital intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The U.S. military has taken
This video shows a military freefall training operation as viewed through the TAK server, which simulates a tactical operations center observing soldiers in a field environment. The Drop Zone Safety Officer (DZSO) has ATAK running with a TAK server connection via cellular data and a goTenna for local Radio Frequency
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The chase is on, a law enforcement officer racing after a dangerous fugitive through the dark and winding streets. With every passing moment, the tension mounts, the stakes higher as they get further away from backup. Suddenly, the fugitive darts into an abandoned building, slamming the door shut behind them.
Now including a removable and ruggedized Samsung tablet, the goTenna Pro Deployment Kit 2 (goKit 2) can be used as an off-grid mobile command center to provide unprecedented situational awareness at the tactical edge. For more details or to request a virtual or in-person demo, visit: https://go.gotennapro.com/gokit2video.
By simply deploying a goTenna Pro X2 device with each tactical operator involved in the military freefall exercise, users can track each other on a map or send messages at a 5-second Position, Location, Information (PLI) rate. There are more benefits to mobile mesh for military freefall than simply providing
Last month, the senior leaders and decision-makers from the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community came together with industry leaders and solution providers at the 2022 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). This annual event is one of the most attended Special Operations-focused events of the year. It is the best
With a hundred mile per hour winds pelting water at their skin, dense jungle canopies covering their drop zone, and overwhelming darkness blinding their path, the Military Assistance Command – Studies and Observations Group’s (MACV- SOG) six-man recon team made history as they plummeted into foreign territory for the first
As connected devices and the network-enabled platforms and weapons systems of tomorrow make their way into every part of the mission, many across the DoD are looking to the rapidly advancing commercial satellite industry and 5G networks to deliver the military communications that they require to operate. Unfortunately, 5G networks
In a previous post on The Last Mile, we looked at some of the large technology trends that are poised to get funding across the nation and transform firefighting in 2022. I also discussed how the Biden Administration – seeing the increased frequency and severity of incredibly damaging wildfires –