CIMS Case Study - KWESST

Ground Search and Rescue System Development for Public Safety Canada

Commencing in summer 2022, KWESST, with its partner CounterCrisis Technologies (CC-T), has been contracted to design, develop, and field an optimized Ground Search and Rescue System (GSAR). With the end customer as Public Safety Canada, and the sponsoring agency as the Ontario Provincial Police, KWESST is designing, developing, and integrating a tactical level Ground Search and Rescue System for use by Canadian law enforcement agencies.

Through the contract, KWESST is developing a GSAR software plug-in for the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) and a TAK Server as a tactical networking and information management platform that provides data access and encryption across disparate communications networks, whether they be internet, LTE, or combat net radio based. The KWESST GSAR solution is integrated into a cloud-based (Microsoft Azure) incident command system design and developed by CC-T.