TAK Products

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There are several components of the TAK family. They are all interoperable, primarily using [Cursor on Target] XML format.

Each of these needs its own page eventually.

Created by the TAK Product Center and Government TAK Programs

  • ATAK. The Tactical Assault Kit for Android, also referred to as ATAK-Mil is a TAK client. Not publicly released.
  • CivTAK. The Civilian Team Awareness Kit for Android. Also referred to as ATAK-Civ. You can download CivTAK [here]. You can find the source code on github [here].
  • ATAK SDK. Each variant of ATAK has a Software Developer's Kit. As of April 10, 2020, the CivTAK 4.0 SDK has been approved for public release as of 20 Feb 2020, but has not actually been released as of 10 April 2020.
  • WinTAK-Civ. WinTAK-Civ is a Windows-based client for TAK without military-specific capabilities. As of September 23, 2020, WinTAK (CIV) v4.1 has been publicly released.
  • WinTAK-Mil. WinTAK-Mil is a Windows-based client for TAK without military-specific capabilities. WinTAK-Mil has not been Not publicly released.
  • iTAK. iTAK is the iPhone version of iTAK. iTAK is much less mature than the ATAK/CivTAK.
  • WebTAK. WebTAK is a web interface client for TAK. WebTAK has not been Not publicly released. Created by Draper. However, it is available for License from the Air Force via [TechLink].
  • TAKServer. TAKServer is a robust server software which allows all clients to coordinate messages, federates multiple users and multiple servers.

Open Source or Civilian-created Products

  • FreeTAKServer A Free Python-based 'TAK Server' Alternative
  • ZeroTAKServer. ZeroTAKServer isn't really a server. Rather, it is a method of connecting multiple clients in a serverless manner using ZeroTier or another Virtual Private Network to connect clients in over the public internet by making each client appear as though they are all on the same local area network.