Maximizing the Effectiveness of Mobile Technology in support of Demining and ERW Eradication

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live our lives and has the potential to dramatically assist in demining operations and the eradication of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW); however, commercial off the shelf (COTS) systems coupled with ERW-related applications alone leave capability gaps and creates potential risks that must be closed.   A more tailored[…]

Maximizing the Effect of Mobile Technology

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live our lives and has the potential to dramatically assist in demining. However, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems coupled with explosive remnants of war (ERW) related applications leave capability gaps and create potential risks that must be closed. A more tailored and deliberate ecosystem approach when employing mobile technology[…]

Mobilizing Military Missions

  The technology used to plan military missions and navigate in unfamiliar environments has changed dramatically for soldiers in the past 20 years. From paper maps and shortwave radios in the 1990s to accessing real-time data on smartphones today, warfighters can carry out missions with more efficiency than ever before. One way this is made[…]

How DARPA delivers tactical apps to mobile devices in the field

Forget about muddling through with folded paper maps and line-of-sight radio comms. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been building a library of mission-critical apps, such as updated digital maps with interactive features, which troops on foot can access from secure Android devices. Called Transformative Apps, or TransApps, the DARPA program has fielded more[…]


The hardened version of the Android operating system that the Defense Department is developing originated from research into improving the security of mobile devices for military use. Work on the hardened Android kernel is a part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Transformative Apps program, which seeks to develop new DOD software applications through an innovative development and acquisition[…]