$2.1 million contract to Persistent Systems for AERONet

Started by Eclipse, May 31, 2021, 02:29:03 am

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Eclipse

https://www.persistentsystems.com/civil-air-patrol-awards-2-1-million-contract-to-persistent-systems-to-supply-aeronet-system/



"Persistent will outfit nine aircraft, 21 dismounted ground units, six vehicles and three tactical operations centers with AERONet, or the Airborne Extensible Relay Over-Horizon Network, an IP-based MANET capability that can facilitate:

Disaster relief and emergency aid,
Drug interdiction and other law enforcement missions,
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance,
Personnel recovery operations,
Close air support, and
Joint force and joint nation operations.

The contract follows multiple earlier ones that included AERONet equipment for five aircraft, three dismounted units, one vehicle and one tactical operations center, along with spares."







etodd

So nine (?) Squadrons get new toys. Nice! Hopefully they are chosen wisely and will actually use these often for actual missions.
"Don't try to explain it, just bow your head
Breathe in, breathe out, move on ..."

Eclipse

Quote from: etodd on May 31, 2021, 03:12:15 amSo nine (?) Squadrons get new toys. Nice! Hopefully they are chosen wisely and will actually use these often for actual missions.

Squadrons don't have airplanes, they are all Wing assets, and that's almost certainly where
these nice toys will be stored, right next to the SDIS box under the front porch along with the
A.R.C.H.E.R. ground stations and the GIIEP stuff.



TheSkyHornet

Quote from: Eclipse on May 31, 2021, 04:17:48 amSquadrons don't have airplanes, they are all Wing assets

They may be Wing assets, but they're often treated as squadron toys; and sometimes, almost exclusively used only by the members within that squadron.