Black Diamond Advanced Technology MTS Selected By U.S. Air Force For Dismounted Close Air Support

Black Diamond Advanced Technology receives USAF award for Modular Tactical System (MTS) kits for next-generation AFSOC Operator Control System

Jun 26, 2012, 13:19 ET from Black Diamond Advanced Technology

TEMPE, Ariz., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Diamond Advanced Technology has received Firm Fixed-Price Contract FA862912C2417 for a unique configuration of its Modular Tactical System (MTS) from the U.S. Air Force / Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Aeronautical Systems Center. This procurement is for the Battlefield Air Operations (BAO) Operator Control System (OCS), a dismounted, precision-strike and communications-control solution primarily used by Special Operations Forces (SOF).


The purpose of the BAO Kit program is to upgrade the current equipment suite of the Battlefield Airmen in five areas: communications, computers, human input/output, power generation and management, and software. The OCS consists of a wearable vest with cable runs, cables, power manager and computer.

The Black Diamond Advanced Technology MTS is a wearable multi-mission system that funnels control of mission-critical peripherals to a central display to eliminate battery and equipment redundancies and lighten load-out. As an off-the-shelf solution with a patent-pending cable-management cummerbund system, the MTS allows the Air Force to fulfill its OCS requirements and field a truly foot-mobile solution.

As a component of the BAO Kit, the MTS allows Air Force Special Operations Command Special Tactics Squadrons, Combat Control Teams, Tactical Air Control Party, and Guardian Angel pararescue personnel to meet stringent Digitally Aided Close Air Support requirements for future participation in U.S. and joint operations worldwide.

Black Diamond Advanced Technology specializes in wearable computer and communications systems that treat the warfighter as a system, allowing foot-mobile operation while carrying less weight and providing unobstructed access to ammunition, hydration and other mission-critical equipment. MTS is primarily used by SOF personnel for a variety of missions including Precision Targeting, C4ISR, SA, EOD and UAS/UGV control. The MTS has been fielded in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) since 2010.

About Black Diamond Advanced Technology

Black Diamond Advanced Technology designs, engineers and manufactures fully rugged computers and accessories primarily for military applications. In addition to its Modular Tactical System (MTS), Black Diamond builds other custom and semi-custom wearable and handheld computing systems and applies its core technology in custom-engineered hardware solutions.

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