Tactical Data Networks
Period of Performance:
13 Mar 2008 to 17 Jan 2016
Contact Northeast Division Office Business Development
Acquisitions Program Management, Administrative Support, Configuration & Data Management (CM/DM), Engineering, Financial Management, GFP, Logistics, Scheduling, Security, Test & Evaluation (T & E)
Provides advisory and assistance services (A&AS) to acquisition programs within the ESC/HNA organization at seven ESC operating locations (OL). We support development, acquisition, integration, test, deployment, production, fielding and sustainment functions of Air Force Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. Our support develops credible and actionable information, products, advice, analyses, and recommendations that complement ESC’s organic expertise.
P E Systems team provided exceptional acquisition support for the deployment of two Battlefield Airborne Communication Nodes (BACN) Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) equipped BD-700 aircraft as well as integration/delivery of BACN systems on two other platforms.
Established BACN JUON BD-700 airworthiness certification support capability at WPAFB required, meeting JUON deployment timeline. We assembled world-class team to achieve short term critical need.
P E Systems worked with ACC, NG, AFC2IC and the ESC Subject matter Experts (SMEs) to obtain Special Departure Procedures (SDPs). Gross weight take-off restrictions during high temperatures were alleviated which optimized orbit loiter time, thereby enabling the BACN aircraft to remain on the orbit longer to support the troops on the ground during the critical summer months – the “fighting season”
As the Operations/Deployment team leader for the BACN JUON program, P E Systems SMEs led coordination efforts between the contractor, the on-site operations group, CENTCOM, and AFCENT to garner unanimous support for the BACN mission and approval to operate from a secondary location. The first ever authority to operate the BACN-equipped aircraft in theater from a divert location was approved. Without this authority, any aircraft that diverted to a secondary location would have had to fly back to the primary location in order to launch a mission, resulting in the loss of several hours of BACN support capability.