Black Diamond Releases Forward Air Controller Utility Suite at SOFIC 2014

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Digitally-Aided CAS software for the Modular Tactical System.

Black Diamond Advanced Technology, LLC is proud to announce the release of Digitally-Aided CAS software – Forward Air Controller Utility Suite (FAC-US™) for its Modular Tactical System. The software allows the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) to decisively deliver fires to the battlefield from virtually any asset available. FAC-US™ is made up of two components, FAC-Utility™ and FAC-Message Emulator™.

FAC-Utility™ integrates a variety of Video Downlink (VDL) devices, LASER Range Finders (LRFs), Designators (LTDs), and Radios to ensure that everything a JTAC needs to be successful is at their fingertips on the Modular Tactical System. It’s designed from the ground up by JTACs for JTACs to assist both conventional and special operations personnel to conduct Close Air Support (CAS) and other mission sets with little or no training on the software.

FAC-Message Emulator™ allows for easy, low-cost, high-yield JTAC training prior to going to the range under live aircraft. Built into the FAC-US™, the software can be configured very easily to emulate Aircraft Messages for Digitally Aided CAS. This allows surrogate training without actual live aircraft. This capability represents a significant return on investment by maximizing the use of live aircraft as efficiently as possible by ensuring that JTACs are trained on DACAS before the aircraft leaves the runway.

About Black Diamond Advance Technology, LLC

Black Diamond is the leader in technology for wearable, tactical C4ISR, Digitally Aided Close Air Support, UAS Ground Control Stations and Explosive Ordnance Disposal applications with programs of record in the US Air Force, US Marine Corp, the Air National Guard, Australian Army Fires Land 17 Program, and the Danish Army Fires Program DALO for Close Air Support systems. The MTS solution includes a ruggedized mobile computer, an integrated communications platform, peripheral controller and power management system.

For more information, please visit or email us at info(at)bdatech(dot)com.

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