AeroGroup is Contracted to Support and Operate UAV Surrogate Aircraft for a U.S. Army Special Program
AeroGroup Incorporated (AeroGroup), a leading provider of tactical pilot training, electronic warfare and aerial threat simulation, is now operating a UAV deception surrogate aircraft under contract for a program supporting the U.S. Army.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 21, 2014 –(PR.com)– AeroGroup continues supporting the warfighter in providing unique and innovative capabilities with the operation of special aircraft platforms that can emulate a threat UAV. The aircraft are outfitted with special equipment and coatings that provide stealth capabilities. The UAV aircraft are used for Research Development Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E).
AeroGroup Mark Daniels, CEO of AeroGroup stated: “Once again we (AeroGroup) have been at the right place at the right time, and have looked to provide innovative services that set us apart from others in the industry. We have developed the aircraft (Deception X-Plane) platform and the technology that is so unique that we have patents (Patents Pending) under final review for filing with the United State Patent and Trademark Office. The contract is on a special task order basis until more data is developed and we expect a firm on-going long-term contract in the very near future.”
AeroGroup has been supporting military pilot training, research and development programs since 1999. AeroGroup was the first private commercial company to negotiate the purchase of F-16 aircraft from the Dutch Government in 2002. In 2003, AeroGroup was the first private commercial company to perform and host deployment for the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 training program in the Continental United States. Other F-16 support and training programs continued which included Italian and Belgian Air Forces. AeroGroup is a defense services company that has over the years, operated without incident and achieved a 98% mission completion rate. The company has operational experience with various tactical aircraft including; MiG-21, B-57, L-39, T-38, F-5, A-4, Hawker Hunter, Harrier, and F-16 Falcon. The company offers aircraft and training for airborne adversary support, flight training, threat simulation, electronic warfare support, aerial refueling, forward air control, range clearing, UAV research and testing. For additional information, visit www.aerogroupinc.com.
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