SOF SUCCESSFUL WITH MTS, APEX & FAC-U

 

An F-35A of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., takes off on a test flight at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Feb 17, 2016. Six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen of the 31st TES travelled to Mountain Home AFB to conduct the first simulated deployment test of the F-35A, specifically to execute three key initial operational capability mission sets: suppression of enemy air defenses, close air support and air interdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

An F-35A of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., takes off on a test flight at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Feb 17, 2016. Six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen of the 31st TES travelled to Mountain Home AFB to conduct the first simulated deployment test of the F-35A, specifically to execute three key initial operational capability mission sets: suppression of enemy air defenses, close air support and air interdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Saylor Creek Range, ID – Black Diamond Advanced Technology, LLC (BDATech) APEx, MTS, and FAC-Utility Suite were proudly featured in this months Airman Magazine in an article titled “The Perfect Storm”. Special Operations Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) conducted DACAS with MTS & APEx running FAC-Utility software.

Special operations ground attack controllers direct drops of inert GBU-31 bombs on a target during testing of the close air support capabilities of the F-35A at Saylor Creek Range, part of the Mountain Home Air Force Base complex, Idaho, Feb 16, 2016. Six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., travelled to Mountain Home AFB to conduct the first simulated deployment test of the F-35A, specifically to execute three key initial operational capability mission sets: suppression of enemy air defenses, close air support and air interdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

The Special Operations JTACs were able to send digital VMF 9-Lines to the F-35A which then dropped inert GBU-31s on moving targets. The JTACs were able to take advantage of the dismounted systems to traverse difficult terrain to the Observation Point (OP) and quickly designate targets with the software in order to “Shorten the Kill Chain”.

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An inert GBU-12 bomb, dropped by an F-35A, impacts next to its intended target during testing of the close air support capabilities of the F-35A at Saylor Creek Range, part of the Mountain Home Air Force Base complex, Idaho, Feb 16, 2016. Ground controllers directed attacks by six operational test and evaluation F-35As, supported by more than 85 Airmen, of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., which travelled to Mountain Home AFB to conduct the first simulated deployment test of the F-35A, specifically to execute three key initial operational capability mission sets: suppression of enemy air defenses, close air support and air interdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

To see the BDATech APEx Predator System, MTS, FAC-Utility Suite, and other BDAT products in action, please visit us at SOFIC Booth #724 in Tampa, FL from May 24–26, 2016.

Get the full article from Airman Magazine here.

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BDATech is the leader in wearable, tactical technology for Situational Awareness, Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) Ground Control Stations, Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS), and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) applications with programs of record in the US Air Force, US Marine Corp, the Air National Guard, Australian Army, and the Danish Army. BDATech solutions include communications & computing integration, peripheral power management, precision targeting software, tactical and airborne systems. BDATech is a trusted partner for mission success, adding value through interoperability.

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