Aeris Participates in a Joint Military Interoperability Demonstration of the Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) Chemical Biological Alerting and Response Tool (CBART). An event held at the Savanah River National Laboratory as part of the Resolute Dragon capabilities demonstration.
In the summer of 2021, Aeris participated in a United States Air Force (USAF) / Marine training and demonstration exercise showcasing TAK applications designed for military chemical biological (CB) threat Situational Awareness (SA).
During the two-week event, Aeris worked with development partners at the CCDC CBC (Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center), Applied Research Associates, and other TAK development teams to equip a forward-deployed all-terrain vehicle and warfighters with SA tools that included the CBART plugin. CBART is currently being developed under contract of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to seamlessly integrate TAK CB SA plugins under a single unified application, merging technologies such as the DTRA Integrated Sensor Architecture (ISA), the CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiation Nuclear) Effects plugin, CBRN route planning, TAK-STE (Source Term Estimation), and TAK-Urban into a single, low to zero touchpoint application that, when fully developed, provides valuable CB material release information and forecasting to the forward-deployed warfighter and support mechanisms.
Airforce and Marine personnel were provided training on all applications showcased at the CBRN event and had direct user interaction with CBART during simulated hazardous material release scenarios. Technology developers were given live and direct feedback from the military personnel leading to invaluable perspective on the usability of the TAK-STE/Urban tools in a forward-deployed CBRN affected environment.
We would like to again thank DTRA and the group at CCDC CBC for asking Aeris to participate in this event. We would also like to send a special thanks to the USAF and Marine personnel for the feedback provided during this event.
Resolute Dragon Exercise consists of live interaction with military personnel (left), simulated material release and data acquisition (center), and demonstrations of CBART interoperability with other SA tools (right, purposely blurred).