Unreliable Wi-Fi in hangars, flight lines, and readiness and maintenance operations prevents the DoD aviators from seeing the full mission value from electronic workflow. ID Technologies and CommScope have teamed up to deliver an end-to-end solution for reliable communications for unit level operations, depot maintenance and support for platoon and battalion fixed and rotary wing operations.
The Mission Planning community has a need to modernize their equipment; however, their actual mission planning software is quite old and only runs on certain platforms that are no longer commercially available. We were engaged with the customer for the past two years, building a strong reputation and continually working to understand their needs. Ultimately, the customer decided rather than pre-build a complete solution, they would put out their requirements and let the community of bidders put a solution together. We put together a comprehensive proposal that addressed each and every one of their challenges.
The biggest key factor in the win was that we knew ahead of time that Mission Planning software would only run on certain processors that are no longer available. We worked with our partner, Getac, and they agreed to go at risk and purchased all the processors required before the bid came out. It was a bold move and it paid off. The second challenge was assembling the kit itself.