ATAK Plugin for AWS Wickr

AWS Wickr is a secure collaboration service that provides advanced security and compliance controls to help organizations meet their requirements. With AWS Wickr, communication mechanisms such as one-to-one and group messaging, audio and video calling, screen sharing, and file sharing are protected with 256-bit end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

The Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK)—or Android Tactical Assault Kit (also ATAK) for military use—is a smartphone geospatial infrastructure and situational awareness application that enables safe collaboration over geography. While it was initially designed for use in combat zones, ATAK has been adapted to fit the missions of local, state, and federal agencies.

AWS Wickr supports many agencies that use ATAK. However, until now, ATAK operators that use Wickr have had to leave the application in order to do so. To help reduce disruptions and operational risk, AWS Wickr has developed a plugin that enhances ATAK with secure communication features. ATAK users are provided with a Wickr Enterprise or Wickr Pro account, so they can utilize Wickr within ATAK for secure messaging, calling, and file transfer. This eliminates interruptions, and the complexity of configuration with ATAK’s chat features.

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