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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Htyler Kelley, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, ensures his headset is working before boarding a U.S. Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk during a Joint training exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 22, 2019. In addition to promoting interoperability with our sister service, this exercise focused on the ability to rapidly assemble forces when responding to crises, improv combat effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariam Springs)
Torch Technologies and DS2 to Provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Unmanned Systems Technologies (EODUST) Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation Efforts

Dynamic Software Solutions (DS2) as a team member under Torch Technologies, were awarded a one-year base, and four option periods, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Unmanned Systems Technologies (EODUST) contract by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Airbase Acquisition Branch (AFCEC/CXAE). The goal of this project is to Research, Develop, Test, and Evaluate (RDT&E) technologies and capabilities that address Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR), Civil Engineering Operations, and Logistics and Mission Support.

The collaborative team under Torch Technologies as the prime will develop new technologies in EOD render-safe and clearance operations, fully and semi-autonomous operations, sensor/payload integration, multi-vehicle interaction, and robotic applications that support CE and mission support operations for both fixed and deployed installations. Systems will interact with other networked manned and unmanned systems using relevant DoD interface standards such as: JAUS, SAE AS-4, STANAG 4586, Robotics Interoperability Profiles, Cursor on Target, and/or XML.
As the longstanding developer of several Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System (RADAS) tools, including Geospatial Expeditionary Planning Tool (GeoExPT), Installation Recovery After Attack, and GeoExPT Airfield Damage Repair Synchronization Server, the Torch Technologies team will leverage DS2’s expertise to support the RDT&E for RADR. DS2 will be working to develop technologies for networked unmanned systems that can enhance and advance current RADR capabilities in terms of speed and safety for assessment and repair personnel.
“The world of RADR is very familiar to us,” said Jeff Williams, Director of Operations. “We have 9 years of experience developing software tools focused on airfield damage assessment and repair and have been maintaining several of the RADAS solutions for over two decades”. The EODUST contract gives us the opportunity to strengthen the toolkit for the RADR process, helping restore airfield operations and possibly save lives. We look forward to working with Torch to achieve these goals.”

 

For media inquiries:

Jeff Williams
850.307.2781
jeff.williams@ds2.com

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