SOCOM/HQ Marine Corps Aviation sponsors integration of TASCS into ATAK - KWESST

March 6, 2020

KWESST today announced that Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation has provided sponsorship of KWESST to integrate its TASCS capability into the ATAK Battlefield Management Application installed on the MAGTAB Android tablet being deployed throughout the United States Marine Corps.

Jeff MacLeod, Founder, President and CEO of KWESST, commented that “This important milestone will be completed over the summer of 2020 and will facilitate the adoption of KWESST’s TASCS system by a wide range of military and homeland security users in the U.S. and internationally. We therefore view this as strong validation of the potential for TASCS to be a key enabler of networked defence and security personnel and their operational assets.”

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KWESST deveops and commercializes high-value ultra-miniaturized technology applications that make a critical difference to the safety and operational effectiveness of personnel in the defence and security community. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include: its signature TASCS™ (Tactical and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons; the autonomous Grey Ghost™ kinetic impact missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms; a Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel; and, the Phantom Tactical Electronic Decoy to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy “phantom” signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries. All systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems including Frontline, Edge, Killswitch and ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) among others. KWESST also has developmental “smart ordnance” projects including its “Shot Counter” system, which records the number and type of rounds fired, for optimized firearms maintenance and performance. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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