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Android walkie talkie / position location information app from the patriots of Mil-OSS

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Android Basic Walkie Talkie

This work was initiated at Mil-OSS WG3 in support of Major James Neushul's objectives to improve both position location information (PLI) and radio communications in the field using consumer technology. The basic idea is to get handheld devices in the hands of individual Marines that can supplement the existing communications tools that may not be as easy to put in everyone's hands.

Position Location Information

In a tactical situation, it is valuable to track three data points about the location of peers:

  • Location on the network
  • Physical location on the planet
  • Location in your organization

Tactical Radio / Walkie Talkie

It would be great if people could talk to each other over a 'Walkie Talkie' service using Android phones in a peer to peer manner consistent with tactical radios. Some of the characteristics of this include the ability to operate on an isolated network, and to emulate tactical radio networks in order to leverage current tactics, techniques and procedures for radio communications in the field.

Some of the basic features desired are:

This has been created as a community project in the hopes that it will be broadly useful. This has the potential to be used for tactical military communications. However, it has been initiated in the public realm so that it could also be used in more widespread applications. Some examples of these uses are things like gaming (paintball, geocaching), personal radio services, public safety (police and fire fighters), public transit, school bus operations, or finding your family or friends in a large crowd.

We hope to leverage a larger community to develop software than is typically involved in military projects. The broad, community-based collaborative development model has lead to growing successes in many innovative projects.

Software Configuration Management

This project uses github for software configuration managment. The project's can be found at:


Pull requests and patches are welcome. Please use the issue tracker to report bugs, to make feature requests or even to suggest full user stories (we like agile methods).


The following people have contributed to this effort:

Many thanks go to the Mil-OSS community http://mil-oss.org/ and Georgia Tech Research Institute http://www.gtri.gatech.edu/ for hosting both the Mil-OSS WG1 (2009) and Mil-OSS WG3 (2011) events that helped to gel the community that supports this software.

The file yourbase.jpg is derived from a public-domain picture from Wikipedia:


The file yourbase2.jpg is derived from a public-domain picture from Wikipedia:



Copyright 2011 Gene McCulley Copyright 2011 Patrick Reynolds Copyright 2011 Chuck Atkins Copyright 2011 Blackstone Technology Group Copyright 2011 James Neushul

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