Legacy Aircraft Modernization
GMRE is a leading provider of aviation systems engineering and technology integration services. We have worked with customers across the DoD and the commercial sector to deliver tomorrows technology and capability today, with a focus on cost efficiencies and operational effectiveness. Our experience includes the integration of SATCOM/SLOS/BLOS radios, tactical data links, advanced targeting pods and mission sensors, onboard mission management systems, and modern cockpit displays. We have experience with a wide variety of military aircraft including the A-10, C-130, F-15, F-16, HH-60, KC-10, KC-135, RC-26, MC-12, OV-10, T-38, A-4, F-4, F-5, and F/A-18.
GMRE recognizes that our customers can no longer afford the “gold plated” solutions, traditionally delivered by a conventional acquisition process, which are commonly over-budget and years behind schedule. GMRE brings cost effective solutions through highly efficient business practices, technical innovation, strategic teaming, and diverse contract methods. GMRE is uniquely qualified to understand your requirements and exceed your expectations.
GMRE has a long company history of supporting the DoD in the sustainment and modernization of their legacy fighters and attack aircraft. We have extensive experience working F-16 software and hardware upgrades including the Center Display Unit (CDU), ARC-210 radio upgrades, design of a new MIL-STD-1553 data bus, A-10 Covert/Overt Landing Light (COLA), and F-15 Vertical Situational Display Upgrade (VSD-U). GMRE’s support for DoD fighter and attack aircraft runs the gamut from cradle to grave including: systems engineering and technology integration, acquisition and life cycle management, configuration management, logistics, program management, and studies an analysis.
GMRE supports modernization and sustainment efforts for the Mobility Air Forces fleet. We provide engineering, integration, program management, subject matter expertise (SME) and flight test support services to upgrade C-130, KC-135, C-5 and C-17 aircraft. GMRE supports the Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) and Tactical Airlift Mission Software Suite (TAMSS) programs with management, engineering expertise, and academic instruction. We designed and engineered integration of the Northrop Grumman AN/AAQ-28 Litening pod onto the C-130H for Single Pass Precision Airdrop. We also serve as lead integrator for the Airborne Integrated Electronic Combat System (AIECS). GMRE’s efforts help provide mobility aircrews with situational awareness and improved airdrop accuracy.
GMRE has supported Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) for over a decade, helping bring much needed capabilities and resources to this sacred mission. GMRE provides integration and engineering support to upgrade HH-60G and HC-130 aircraft with modern technologies. The Smart Multi-Function Color Display (SMFCD) for the HH-60G brought a substantial increase in situational awareness for the aircrews. The Personnel Recovery Situational Awareness (PRSA) Suite takes the HH-60G and HC-130 to the next level with line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight tactical data links. The pilots and flight engineers GMRE provides to the HH-60G squadrons perform functional check flights, acceptance test flights and other checks for squadrons, ensuring maximum aircraft for operational readiness. Additionally, GMRE continues to perform case studies, helping define the future for CSAR.
GMRE has a wide range of experience supporting our customers’ Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance needs (C4ISR). Our experience ranges from sensor and mission payload integration, to future looking analytical work. GMRE’s dedicated and highly skilled staff has an unparalleled level of experience with real world C4ISR mission sets, and has reach-back access to our entire engineering and program management capability.
Examples of GMRE’s C4ISR experience include:
Information based operations are in constant change, with new technologies emerging virtually every day. GMRE understands that our customers must keep pace with this change. GMRE stands ready to support your mission. GMRE brings cost effective solutions through highly efficient business practices, technical innovation, strategic teaming, and diverse contract methods. GMRE is uniquely qualified to understand your requirements and exceed your expectations.
The RC-26B and MC-12 are high demand intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets that work a wide spectrum of missions, from DoD reconnaissance missions to counter drug. GMRE provides program management and engineering support to help the ANG modernize these aircraft to remain relevant in todays and tomorrows fight. Our involvement in many modernization programs has ensured much needed capabilities are available to the war-fighter, both in the air and on the ground. Such programs include Weight Loss II, cockpit Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) lighting, and mission management system replacement.
IAA is similar to DOD’s definition of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). ISR is conducted outside the United States over foreign territory or within the United States during Homeland Defense events, while IAA is conducted within the United States in support of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations. GMRE provided the ANG with a capabilities analysis of how to deploy a fleet of self-contained portable IAA processing, analysis and dissemination (PAD) trailers that can be easily reconfigured to operate with a wide range of IAA platforms/sensors and deliver critical information to customers across the full spectrum of domestic operations.
GMRE provides programmatic and technical services to support the Global Hawk Sustainment Branch. The RQ-4 Global Hawk as an unmanned aircraft provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Our personnel provide solutions regarding integration of new block model capabilities and sustainment of current capability; life cycle management; and programmatic, engineering and technical support for depot maintenance and logistics. GMRE personnel have been major contributors in the facilitation of the engine overhaul depot activation effort, specifically regarding follow-on requirements and resolving perceived contractual road blocks to ensure long term success.
The Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) enterprise enables the complete integration of ISR capabilities: Electro-optical/synthetic aperture radar imagery/video (IMINT), Signal intelligence (SIGINT), and Process Exploit and Disseminate (PED) intelligence data from U-2, Global Hawk (RQ-4), Predator (MQ-1), Reaper (MQ-9) and National systems. GMRE supported the four DCGS Acquisition Category (ACAT) III programs with program, engineering, technical and logistics personnel. GMRE also provided functional support across the DCGS organization. Our role was to help the DCGS organization ensure the Armed Forces have the needed support and services for execution and sustainment of Air Force’s warfighting C4ISR missions.
Simulation & Training
At GMRE, we know the success of a military operation starts with training. Training is ultimately measured by the ability to achieve maximum operational proficiency. To ensure this goal is reached, GMRE applies front-line technologies and equipment to design, develop, and field cost-effective training scenarios and simulations that produce mission-ready personnel.
Examples of GMRE’s training experience includes:
GMRE delivers technically innovative and efficient results within your budget and schedule.
GMRE provides qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and JTAC instructors to Air Combat Command (ACC) to assist in the training of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilots and sensor operators. Activities include everything from classroom training to the scheduling and execution of real-world training exercises at live ranges to maximize operational effectiveness and combat capability for the war-fighter.
GMRE is providing engineering services to support modernization to the KC-135 simulators based on current modernization programs. We provide engineering design and Information Assurance Management support and report the status of simulator modernization efforts to the using commands.
GMRE provides expertise in training materials, classroom instruction and hands-on expertise for pilots, system operators and maintainers on data-link and advanced communications systems. Using internal resources, contacts with equipment vendors, exceptional experience and operational units, GMRE has developed a full spectrum training program for the C-130 Real-Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) and HH-60 Advanced Communications Suite Upgrade in addition to numerous other data-link systems.
Systems Development & Testing
Serving customers across aviation markets, GMRE offers innovative, cost-effective, and tailor-made solutions that provide affordable readiness and operational availability at minimum lifecycle cost. Our team of engineers, analysts, and technicians are on the cutting edge of technology insertion/integration for the DoD, as they support operational and developmental tests on a daily basis.
In support of our customers, GMRE has developed a unique DCS business model. Unlike the existing FMS process, customers are a priority with full and immediate access to GMRE’s agile team of industry partners through a transparent, timely, and cost efficient process.
GMRE’s logistics and maintenance experience includes:
- DMS part support and sustainment
- Test stand support (Universal Jack Screw Test Stand)
- Weapons Systems Flexible Sustainment
GMRE has vast experience and has demonstrated excellence in aviation logistics support, including sustainment, depot-level maintenance, modernization, and life cycle cost reduction. The result is having greater capability while requiring fewer resources.
GMRE works Diminishing Manufacturing Source issues as part of all our sustainment and development programs. We have directly supported organizations such as Distributed Common Ground System and Global Hawk with logistics personnel tasked with determining and solving DMS issues. All GMRE integration and development programs, to include our test stand and aircraft modernization efforts require parts supportability analysis. We have overseen health analysis of DMSMS components and provided integrated logistics, engineering and reliability and maintainability approach to logistics and supply chain issues for various systems.
GMRE has designed, manufactured and tested four test stands for various depot maintenance groups. These stands provide the needed test information for troubleshooting equipment, or ensuring maintenance sign-off for that system to return to service. The test stands are Injector Cycling Test Station (ICTS), Universal Jackscrew Test Stand (UJTS), Evacuate Fill and Bleed Stand (EFBS), and Universal Cargo Winch Test Stand (CWTS).
GMRE developed and manufactured the test stands using the best design solution of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) items, Government Furnished Equipment, and GMRE designed and manufactured parts. All stands use modern technology but continue to interface with the originally designed equipment and parts. GMRE test stand designs and manufacturing ensured all reliability, maintainability and sustainability requirements were met. In addition to the physical delivery of each test stand, GMRE accomplished all the engineering, manufacturing and assembly, test, calibration, technical orders, and training, plus a long list of Contract Data Requirements to ensure documentation for future engineering and sustainment.
Flexible Sustainment is a strategy based process with a goal of reducing total cost of ownership by increasing reliability, improving maintainability and enhancing supportability. GMRE provided services to the 416th Supply Chain Management Group to implement this strategy specifically to help support and improve maintenance, repair and operational support activities at Ogden ALC depot repair facilities.
GMRE worked WSFS tasks providing research, data analysis, reporting and recommendations. All tasks required GMRE to navigate and retrieve various data from Supply Management Analysis Report Tool (SMART), Logistics, Installations, Mission Support-Enterprise View, Supply Chain Management (LIMS EV SCM), REMIS, Depot Repair Information Logistics System, (DRILS), CAMS and GCSS. Outcomes included recommendations on ways to decrease repair costs, identified DMSMS assets, poorly performing assets ranking, business case analysis, and reliability metrics.
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GMRE's corporate headquarters and primary operating location is located in South Ogden, Utah, less than 5 miles from Hill AFB.
This modern facility is home to our corporate leadership and administrative/support team as well as our modern avionics lab and our three-bay light manufacturing/industrial facility. The building is completely equipped with state of the art HVAC, power and tooling capabilities.
GMRE on-site engineering, manufacturing, development, logistics, and production capabilities include:
- Mechanical/Electrical Assembly and Testing
- Wire Harnesses Fabrication
- F-16 SIL Emulation/Avionics Troubleshooting
- Machining and Fabrication
- Avionics Test Stand Operation
- Aircraft / Vehicle Component Repair
- Structural Repair
- TCTO Implementation
GMRE has a group of Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and qualified technical personnel on staff to help our customers answer the hard questions. GMRE is proud to work with the warfighter and provide valued inputs on how to increase their mission effectiveness across all domains.
The ARC Angel Initiative is an ANG lead effort to provide several smaller studies and white papers that look at individual pieces of the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) mission and make recommendations of how increased capabilities may be brought to the individual components of the CSAR “Triad” of HH-60G, HC-130, and Guardian Angel Weapons System (GAWS) and the Triad as a whole. GMRE was the lead investigator for the ARC Angel Phase II studies which explored and evaluated connectivity and data management among the rescue Triad, particularly focusing on managing and exchanging the large amount of digital data that is now available to the Triad.
ANG MQ-1/9 SOC Baseline Study
The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Squadron Operations Center (RSOC) is the critical interface between the Ground Control Station (GCS) controlling the aircraft and the network architecture necessary to command and control the aircraft. GMRE provided the ANG with the critical research needed to develop a standardized baseline for the 6 ANG RSOC’s and provided inputs for developing a modernization plan to bring each RSOC into compliance with Air Force standards.