Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for US military operators three months ago. The company has now announced that its phone is now finally available through select channel partners in the country, including Black Diamond Advanced Technology (BDATech), goTenna, PAR Government, and Viasat.
The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is designed to meet the unique needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal government personnel. It can run battlefield applications, including Android Precision Assault Strike Suite (APASS), Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK), and Kinetic Integrated Low-Cost Software Integrated Tactical Handheld (KILSWITCH). It can also seamlessly and securely integrate with tactical radios and tools such as drone feeds, external GPS systems, and laser range finders.
The South Korean smartphone giant has set up an ecosystem with a comprehensive group of partners that provide solutions for robotics control technology, situational awareness, network solutions, and virtual health. PAR Government’s solution offers accelerated multimedia sharing, geospatial data, integration Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Remote Health Solutions has integrated a virtual exam room in the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for secure telemedicine capabilities. Tomahawk Robotics has integrated its universal command and control software inside the phone.
The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition also offers Samsung DeX and in-vehicle DeX capabilities to conduct robotic mission planning quickly. It supports multiple carrier networks, private 5G SIMs, Wi-Fi 6, and CBRS. Users can also access goTeanna’s mesh network for full off-grid mobile connectivity when cellular or Wi-Fi networks are not available. Oceus Networks’ Secure Mobile Device Platform offers a suite of applications that enable the capture of environmental metrics and sensor data without user intervention. It also supports dual-tunnel VPN, data-in-transit, and data-at-rest protection.
Viasat’s Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) solution allows tech operators to manage an entire fleet of mobile devices. It provides cyber protection and works in places where there’s no network. Samsung has also partnered with Juggernaut Case and Kagwerks to make ruggedized military-grade cases and mounts for the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition.