What is ATAK?
ATAK is a mapping engine developed for the Android Operating System which allows for precision
targeting, intelligence on surrounding land formations, navigation, and generalized situational awareness.
ATAK is under continuous development by various government laboratories to include the Air Force Research Lab,
the Army Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It enables users to navigate using
GPS and National Geospatial Agency map data overlayed with real-time situational awareness of ongoing events.
The ATAK software represents the surrounding area using the military standard MIL-STD-2525B symbology for iconography
and the Cursor on Target data format standard for communication.
What is WinTAK?
Similar to ATAK, WinTAK is an application developed for Microsoft Windows Operating System
which uses maps to allow for precise targeting, intelligence on surrounding land formations, navigation, and generalized
situational awareness. It was developed in conjuction with ATAK to provide similar functionality on a Windows platform.