ST. PETERS, MO. (PRWEB) October 29, 2015
Stauder Technologies provided an Airborne Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) system during the Bold Quest 15-2 test event conducted at the White Sands Missile Range in October. The DACAS system allowed Close Air Support (CAS) missions to be conducted by the 586th Flight Test Group in their modified AT-38B aircraft.
“The objective with the T-38B/Hyde project at BQ 15-2 was to demonstrate a digital messaging solution that avoids time-consuming OFP (Operational Flight Program) update processes which can be as long as four years if you make the priority list. The project, utilizing Stauder Technologies' Hyde system, demonstrated digital messaging exchanges between a ground controller's kit and an aircrew's electronic kneeboard in the cockpit. While not fully integrated with the OFP, this successful experiment could lead to integration of VMF (Variable Message Format) capability on aircraft that have no VMF solution, thereby enabling digital messaging transfer of information between ground controllers and strike aircraft", said Brian Brock, DACAS Lead for the Bold Quest events.
The Airborne DACAS system included a Stauder Technologies Hyde™ Smart Hub, a Combat Net Radio, and Gusto-Air™ software operating on a commercial Android tablet. The Hyde™ provided the bridge between existing military radio equipment and the latest cutting-edge technology available in the commercial marketplace. The Hyde™ was packaged with the widely deployed Joint Edge Communications Link (JECL®) digital interoperability software, to handle all available networks and platforms participating in the test event.
“We were honored to have been selected by the United States Air Force for these events and very pleased with the ease of integration and performance of our system in the AT-38B aircraft,” said Jerry Stauder, President of Stauder Technologies.
Stauder Technologies recognizes the transformational move toward a digital battlefield, and the associated need for operating in a network-centric environment, which means enabling precision targeting data and blue force data to be moved accurately and rapidly.
The company’s key focus is on interoperable solutions, utilizing Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) that communicate across the broad spectrum of data formats utilized by various militaries, platforms and agencies.
Stauder Technologies was founded in 1997 and is located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Stauder Technologies was recently recognized by “Aviation Week and Space Technology” as one of the industry’s “Top Companies to Watch.”