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Current Project

  • Our most recent project is the TAK-ZA solution.
The solution one of our current and most visually appealing services based on the American atak system. Our version will be tailor made to be used in the South African context.

Team Awareness Kit Zuid-Afrika (TAK-ZA) is an Android smartphone geospatial infrastructure and situation awareness app. It allows for precision targeting, surrounding land formation intelligence, situational awareness, navigation, and data sharing. This Android app is part of the DOD’s ATAK solution. TAK-ZA has a plugin architecture which allows developers to add functionality. This extensible plugin architecture that allows enhanced capabilities for specific mission sets (Direct Action, Combat Advising, Law Enforcement, Protection Operations, Border Security, Disaster Response, Off-grid Communications, Precision Mapping and Geotagging).


It enables users to navigate using GPS and geospatial map data overlayed with real-time situational awareness of ongoing events. The TAK-ZA software represents the surrounding area using the military standard MIL-STD-2525B symbology, and customized symbols such as icons from Google Earth and Google Maps for iconography and the Cursor on Target data format standard for communication.


ATAK was Initially created in 2010 by the Air Force Research Laboratory, and based on the NASA WorldWind Mobile codebase its development and deployment grew slowly, then rapidly since 2016.


As of 2020, ATAK has a growing base of 250,000 military and civilian users across numerous public safety agencies and US partner nations, and has seen the addition of 15 United States Department of Defense programs.

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