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Black Diamond Advanced Technology Delivers MTS To U.S. Air National Guard And Air Force Reserve Command For Dismounted Close Air Support And Pararescue


TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Diamond Advanced Technology has completed delivery of its Modular Tactical System (MTS) to several units within the United States Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC). Having fulfilled equipment delivery of the 92 MTS kits specified in the two separate contracts, Black Diamond is now training end-users on the proper operation and employment of the MTS.


The MTS units will be used by Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) personnel within select ANG Air Support Operations Squadrons (ASOS), and Guardian Angel Combat Rescue Officer Team Commanders (CROTCs) and Pararescue Team Leaders (PJTLs) within the 10th AFRC.

The Black Diamond Advanced Technology MTS is a versatile, 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 ANG and AFRC to fulfill their requirements and field truly foot-mobile solutions. 

TACP personnel within 13 different ANG ASOS elements make up an elite combat force whose mission is to provide airspace deconfliction and close air support for ground troops. TACPs will receive training on using the MTS in a dismounted role to digitally aid their mission of precision terminal attack guidance including targeting, communications management, and other command and control functions.

The 10th Air Force houses the Combat Air Forces components of AFRC. CROTCs and PJTLs at a number of these installations will receive equipment and training from Black Diamond Advanced Technology, enabling them to aid their vital personnel recovery mission and provide emergency medical care and evacuation in combat and humanitarian operations.

The MTS will be on display at the ANG/AFRC Weapons and Tactics (WEPTAC) Conference in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 22-23.

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. The MTS is primarily used by SOF personnel for a variety of missions including Precision Targeting, C4ISR, SA, EOD and UAS/UGV control. 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.

SOURCE Black Diamond Advanced Technology