MAG to Support U.S. Army ISR Operations

Woodbridge, VA – August 22, 2016 –  The U.S. Army has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to the team of Lockheed Martin and MAG to provide operations and sustainment and contractor logistics support services. SS-AISR is a R23G (Rapid Response 3rd Generation) contract vehicle opportunity that will provide acquisition, modification, integration and operations and sustainment for primary mission equipment and other selected platforms for US government sensor systems.

The SS-AISR program is chartered to manage operations and sustainment for a diverse fleet of aerial platforms that provide real-time imagery and analysis on the ground in Afghanistan. The program is sponsored by the Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) under the Project Manager–Sensors-Aerial Intelligence (PM-SAI). This customer is dedicated to designing, delivering and sustaining advanced technologies to give the warfighter the decisive edge by delivering modernized equipment at the right time, in the right place and at the best value.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

About MAG Global
MAG Global solves the world’s toughest problems. Operating in over 20 countries on 5 continents, the MAG Global companies provide turn-key aviation, logistics, and life support services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magglobalcompanies.com

BOSH TO ATTEND SOUTHEAST REGION AEROSPACE SUPPLIER & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

Woodbridge, VA – August 3, 2016 –  BOSH will attend the Southeast Region Aerospace Supplier & Advanced Manufacturing Summit (SEASAM) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on 16-17 August 2016. The Summit is supported by Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and showcases suppliers and service providers from the Southeast Region and features sessions focused on different areas of the aerospace industry. Matt Twiggs, BOSH’s Vice President of Technical Services, is a returning speaker and will be a part of the Unmanned Aerospace Systems panel on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:30pm.

Find more information about the SEASAM here.

About BOSH Global Services
BOSH Global Services, headquartered in Newport News, VA., is a provider of mission-critical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) services and solutions. From designing, engineering, and operating critical operations centers to providing secure and classified data sharing to deployed UAS operations and maintenance, BOSH provides full life cycle support solutions for the most challenging customers. BOSH is ISO 9001:2008 registered.  BOSH Global Services is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.boshgs.com.

About MAG Global
MAG Global solves the world’s toughest problems. Operating in over 20 countries on 5 continents, the MAG Global companies provide turn-key aviation, logistics, and life support services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magglobalcompanies.com

Join MAG

Woodbridge, VA – July 27, 2016 –  MAG reached a milestone in July 2016, we are now 800 employees strong, and growing! MAG is looking to add motivated people to one of the fastest growing companies in the aerospace industries. Exceed your potential, join MAG.

MAG to Present at Annual New York State Sheriff’s Summer Training Conference

Woodbridge, VA. July 15, 2016 – MAG will be presenting at the New York State Sheriff’s Conference July 17th – 21st in Saratoga Springs, NY. Held annually, speakers and trainers address current issues impacting the many areas of a Sheriffs responsibility. Jim Finnell, MAG’s law enforcement liaison, will be presenting at the conference on Tuesday, July 19th at 12:30 pm. MAG is also sponsoring a BBQ on Monday evening.

For more information about MAG’s law enforcement capabilities, visit our website here: http://lawenforcement.magaero.com

Join Our Team

Woodbridge, VA – July 11, 2016 –  MAG is hiring! MAG has a variety of open position with locations all over the world. To view our open position, visit our careers pager here: https://magaero.com/mag-careers/

The most recent job posted was for a SharePoint Developer based in our Woodbridge office. More details: http://bit.ly/29vcMPK

MAG Attends Annual Farnborough International Airshow 2016

Woodbridge, VA, July 8, 2016 – MAG Aerospace will participate in the annual Farnborough International Airshow July 11-15, 2016. As one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, Farnborugh provides the most diverse range of exhibitors from core sectors of the aerospace industry: Space, Civil, Military, Manufacturing Technology, Rotary and MRO.

How to find MAG at Farnborough:

  • Visit MAG daily in the U.S. Pavilion at booth 2/A21, in Hall 2 (the Virginia booth)
  • Stop by our cocktail party on Tuesday, July 12, 1600-1900 in Chalet 0E27 on the flight line
  • On Wednesday, July 13th, at 1200 come hear Dr Thorsten Hisam, MAG’s Director of International Business Development, present on Outsourced Airborne ISR Business Model in The HUB Presentation Area in Hall 3 stand E22.

To learn more about the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow visit http://www.farnborough.com/

MAG CEO Joe Fluet Featured in Virginia Business

Earlier this year MAG Aerospace graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program and Virginia Business interviewed MAG Aerospace’s CEO Joe Fluet about his experience with the program and how it benefited international growth. An excerpt from the article is below, visit Virginia Business online here to read the full article.

Exporting Push
June 29, 2016
by Jessica Sabbath

A new focus on trade

For years, Virginia’s business community has sought ways to increase exporting opportunities. “We have been looking at international trade as an important feature of transitioning into a new Virginia economy,” says Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Richmond-based Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “We recognize that 95 percent of the world’s population lives outside the U.S., and providing more tools for businesses to export their products and services will provide more opportunities in the world market.”

VEDP’s International Trade division now houses Virginia’s export-assistance programs, which have received rave reviews from many companies. “I haven’t run into another government organization that acts more like a consulting firm than VEDP,” says Joe Fluet, CEO of Momentum Aerospace Group, a firm that provides aerial surveillance to the U.S. government. The company recently expanded internationally, exporting to the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Canada, NATO and the United Nations.

The Woodbridge-based company graduated earlier this year from VEDP’s Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET), a two-year program designed to increase participants’ international sales. “We were treated like clients. They were responsive and tried to go above and beyond and cared a lot about whether I was happy or satisfied with their services,” says Fluet.

 

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

About MAG Global
MAG Global solves the world’s toughest problems. Operating in over 20 countries on 5 continents, the MAG Global companies provide turn-key aviation, logistics, and life support services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magglobalcompanies.com

 

Media Articles Featuring MAG & Logos Technology’s Successful WAMI Sensor Test [UPDATED 6/21/16]

Woodbridge, VA, June 15, 2016 – Airforce Technology, Yahoo!, Intelligence Community News, Shephard Media, Aviation Today, and many more are covering the successful test of the ultra-light Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor.

Click here to read Aviation Week’s article.
Click here to read Intelligent Aerospace’s story.
Click here to read Airforce Technology’s article.
Click here to read Yahoo! Finance’s coverage.
Click here to read Intelligence Community News’ article.
Click here to read Shephard Media’s coverage.
Click here to read Aviation Today’s story.
Click here to read the article on Executive Biz Blog.
Click here to read MFRTech’s article.

Click here to learn more about the MAG and Logos Technology partnership.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com

MAG Attends Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel

Dr. Thorsten Hisam, MAG’s Director of International Business Development, is in San Diego this week as an invited attendee for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel. Every major country will be represented and industry invitees were only from Northrup Grumman, General Atomics, Boeing and MAG to work with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on developing international regulatory consensus around unmanned aircraft.  The purpose of these meetings is to establish worldwide regulation for remotely piloted aircraft and Dr. Hisam is on Working Group 5 for Operations.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG, Logos WAMI Test Featured in MFRTech

Woodbridge, VA, June 13, 2016 – MFRTech featured MAG and Logos Technology’s successful test of the ultra-light Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor. Click here to read MFRTech’s article.

Click here to learn more about the MAG and Logos Technology partnership.

MAG and Logos Technologies Successfully Test Wide-Area Sensor for On-Demand Airborne ISR Services

Woodbridge, Va. – June 9, 2016 MAG Aerospace and Logos Technologies announced today that the ultra-light Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor has been successfully tested aboard a Cessna 206 turboprop in Carthage, North Carolina.

The airborne test, which took place in late May, proved the viability of WAMI as an on-demand airborne service by streaming video down to Android tablets held by ground personnel.

“We’re on the cusp of offering, for the very first time, a cutting-edge turnkey solution that has never been available before,” says Joe Fluet, CEO at MAG Aerospace, which provides aerial training and sensing solutions.

Developed by Logos Technologies, Redkite weighs under 30lbs and features a 50-plus megapixel camera to image an area up to four kilometers (2.48 miles) in diameter (at 12,000 feet AGL), monitoring hundreds of movers at once.

Redkite can provide up to 10 video windows within its expansive field of view, allowing multiple users to stream and watch their own area of interest on tablets or other mobile devices.

In addition, Redkite records, stores, and processes all activity within its coverage area for up to eight hours, enabling users to rewind through imagery and analyze past events in real-time or forensically on the ground.

Despite these advanced capabilities, the entire system requires less than 250 watts to operate.

“Redkite is the smallest, most power-efficient WAMI system available on the market,” says John Marion, president of Logos Technologies.

MAG Aerospace plans to have the Cessna 206 and integrated Redkite pod, along with operators and maintenance crews, delivered to customers on short notice.

Uses for the turnkey WAMI solution include:

  1. Search and Rescue;
  2. Disaster Relief;
  3. Border and Event Security;
  4. Airborne Law Enforcement;
  5. Scientific Research; and
  6. Imagery Collection for Data Analytics.

Flying thousands of ISR missions and sensing 136.5 million square miles, MAG Aerospace has extensive experience supporting international, U.S. government and commercial customers.

“We look forward to working with customers, both here and around the world, who require on-demand WAMI solutions for a variety of mission sets,” Fluet says.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Privately equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), aviation training, and aviation logistics services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. www.magaero.com

About Logos
Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering and technology company specializing in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets. www.logos-technologies.com

MAG Will Attend Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines Conference

Woodbridge, VA, June 6, 2016 – MAG Strategic Advisor Gavin Howse will attend the Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines Conference in the Philippines on 9-10 June 2016.  At this conference, senior naval and government officers from Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, U.S. 7th Fleet and more will gather to discuss maritime security and coastal surveillance updates.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world.  MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG, Logos WAMI Partnership Featured in DefenseTech

DefenseTech reporter Bryant Jordan interviewed MAG CEO Joe Fluet for a story on MAG and Logos Technology’s partnership to provide on-demand wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) with the Redkite sensor.

Logos Tests New Wide Area Surveillance Sensor
DefenseTech
May 25, 2016
By: Bryant Jordan

A company that provides domestic and international intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services loaded a new sensor to a Cessna 337 just outside Fort Bragg, North Carolina, this month — a product touted as “truly transformational technology.”

The sensor is the latest version of Redkite, a wide-area motion imagery system manufactured for rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft by Logos Technologies.

In its latest version, Redkite comes in under 35 pounds — 5 pounds lighter than the one now available in the market — and draws less than 200 watts of power.

Doug Rombough, chief executive officer of the Fairfax, Virginia-based company, told DefenseTech the new system is able to scan a city-wide area in near real-time while recording and storing the imagery for analysis.

“I like to call it Wide Google Earth with DVR-like functionality,” he said. The system can also link to other sensors, enabling an operator to queue a full-motion video with high-definition and high-resolution in order to zoom in close to anything of interest, he said.

Logos built the system so that it could be used across the broad range of aviation while making sure it met all ISR requirements. It was not specifically designed with the Defense Department in mind, he said, but the Pentagon has shown an interest in it.

“We wanted to make sure it was light enough and platform agnostic enough to where the commercial sector would be interested in it,” he said, “everything from a Cessna to law enforcement helicopters.”

Joe Fluet, chief executive officer for MAG Aviation, an ISR provider that owns the Cessna that currently putting the Redkite through its places in North Carolina, said, “Everybody’s talking about WAMI these days, and that’s for good reason.

“But even within the WAMI world, Redkite is an extraordinary sensor,” he said. Fluet called it a “truly transformational technology” that will give customers — civilian or military — “a capability many of them know they want and in many instances don’t even know is available yet.”

Rombough said software developed by the company will enable operators to set up “watch boxes” for particular areas. If movement is detected within a “box,” a window pops open immediately and activity within it is recorded separately.

The operator can also open up multiple windows simultaneously, he said, and the imagery captured within each window can be relayed to up to 10 ground units. So, for example, someone on the ground with an android tablet or phone can pull down surveillance video on spots of particular interest in real time, including areas they may not be able to access right away.

“Redkite is the smallest and most power-efficient WAMI system available and we believe it’s going to be a strategic for aviation and defense,” Rombough said.

Depending on what kind of service package a buyer wants, the Redkite would sell for somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million, Rambough said.

IHS Jane’s 360 Covers MAG, Logos Technology On-Demand Airborne Sensor Service

Woodbridge, VA, May 24, 2016 – IHS Jane’s 360 featured an article on MAG and Logos’ partnership to provide wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) as an on-demand service noting that MAG is the first to fly Logos’ Redkite sensor. Jane’s interviewed MAG CEO and Chairman of the Board Joe Fluet for their article.

“Our business is to provide turnkey aerial surveillance information services to our customer. That means we will acquire the sensors and platforms, integrate them, deploy them to a location [and] sell [the customer] surveillance as a service,” Joe Fluet, told IHS Jane’s on 18 May.

MAG’s article is featured in Jen’s Defense section, specifically their C4ISR area. Click here to read the article and hear more from MAG CEO Joe Fluet, MAG Aerospace Prepares Logos’ Redkite Imagery Sensor for First Deployment.

Click here to learn more about the MAG and Logos Technology partnership.

Use of Wide-Area Motion Imagery Focus of C4ISR & Networks Article

Online publication C4ISR & Networks recently published an article on the invaluable technology wide-area motion imagery currently provides for the military and how it can benefit smaller, civilian departments as well.

MAG and Logos Technologies have partnered to provide wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) as an on-demand service for border security personnel, emergency first responders and other customers.

Click here to learn more about the MAG and Logos Technology partnership.

Military ISR solutions often out of reach for smaller departments
May 10, 2016
Adam Stone, C4ISR & Networks

An emerging technology, wide-area motion imagery, is enabling the maturation of regional persistent surveillance, a tactical tool that brings close-up detail to drive pinpoint actions, while simultaneously offering the big picture view that encompasses a complex situation in its entirety.

On the cusp: The emergence of wide-area motion imagery is changing the game for regional persistent surveillance, with implications for military and civilian government alike. Download our free whitepaper for the latest.

The military has made the most use of regional persistent technology, but civilian agencies are also interested. However, the size and cost of military solutions often prohibits them from civilian use, especially in state or local governments.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety for instance has had some success with fixed-wing observation, but Director of Investigative Operations Jim Saunders thinks things could be better. “We have had instances where we have put in tactical teams for search and rescue, where we would like to have a better sense of the topography,” he said. “Technology that would provide that kind of information would be invaluable.”

The Air Force’s Gorgon Stare system could meet the department’s needs. It is a sensor system that constantly watches potential terrorists, sending images to users in near-realtime. However, the size and cost of the system makes it unattainable for a small department.

MAG, Logos Partnership Featured in Aviation Weekly

Aviation Week reporter Graham Warwick wrote a feature story on MAG and Logos Technology’s partnership to provide on-demand wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor.

MAG Offers Turnkey Wide-area Surveillance With Logos Sensor
Aviation Week – Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
May 12, 2016
Graham Warwick

Aerial-surveillance service provider MAG Aerospace is the first customer for Logos Technologies’ Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor.

The company plans to offer turnkey persistent surveillance of city-sized areas to its domestic and international government and commercial customers.

Integration flight testing of the Redkite sensor pod on one of MAG’s Cessna aircraft is underway, says Doug Rombough, Logos vice president for business development. Weighing less than 30 lb. and requiring less than 200 watts of power, the sensor can cover a 4-km (2.5-mi.)-dia. area from 12,000 ft.

Logos was a pioneer of WAMI, Rombough says, building the 1,500-lb. Constant Hawk system developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and deployed by the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Logos subsequently developed the lighter Kestrel system carried by aerostats to protect U.S. bases.

Redkite is designed to be carried by small aircraft, helicopters and tactical unmanned aircraft. The system provides medium-resolution electro-optical imagery of a city-sized area in near real time and stores it for forensic analysis. The system can cue a high-resolution full-motion video (FMV) sensor.

The sensor also can downlink up “sub-windows” within its overall field of regard to up to 10 ground users who can monitor specific areas on tablet computers or Android smartphones. The operator can set up watch boxes, establishing a system tripwire that will provide an alert if anything enters an area.

“We believe it is the smallest, most power-efficient WAMI sensor available,” Rombough says. “And we think WAMI will proliferate down the road the way FMV has. Our next steps are to continue to reduce weight and to develop a night version.” Redkite is day-only for now. Logos has flown a prototype infrared version, but it is not yet packaged and ready for sale, he says.

MAG’s core business is aerial surveillance, CEO Joe Fluet says, and the company specializes in turnkey operations, providing the aircraft, sensors and operators and delivering information to the customer. “The majority of our work is with the U.S. Defense Department, domestically and internationally, but also with intergovernmental organizations and foreign governments,” he says.

The company offers services with every major type of surveillance sensors on fixed- and rotary-wing manned and unmanned aircraft. “We sell situational awareness as a service,” Fluet says. “Our platforms are general multi-intelligence and we plug and play sensors as we need them. We like Redkite because it’s so small, light and low power you can put it on anything and take it anywhere in the world.”

Fluet says some of MAG’s customers have been asking for a wide-area surveillance capability. “WAMI is what they are all talking about now. The business of aerial surveillance and situational awareness is going to real time,” Fluet says. “They want to know who is there now, when they came and when they went. The appetite for information in insatiable.”

C4ISR & Networks Covers MAG, Logos Technology On-Demand Airborne Sensor Service

Woodbridge, VA, May 13, 2016 –C4ISR & Networks featured MAG and Logos Technology’s partnership to provide wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) as an on-demand service for border security personnel, emergency first responders and other customers.

Click here to read C4ISR & Networks article.

Click here to learn more about the MAG and Logos Technology partnership.

MAG Supports Lisa Anthony in Her Efforts To End Breast Cancer

Woodbridge, VA., May 4, 2016 – On June 4, 2016, MAG’s Director of HR, Lisa Anthony, will walk in her fifth AVON 39 Walk To End Breast Cancer.  MAG is proud to donate in support of her efforts to take down breast cancer. Anyone who wishes to donate to the AVON 39 fund is helping breast cancer patients in the community and across the nation. Your donation will enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives.

If you want to donate to support Lisa in her efforts, you can do so here.

MAG, Logos Technologies to Provide On-Demand Airborne Sensor Services

Woodbridge, VA, May 2, 2016 MAG Aerospace and Logos Technologies have teamed up to provide wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) as an on-demand service for border security personnel, emergency first responders and other customers.

This turnkey solution marries Redkite, an ultra-lightweight WAMI sensor developed by Logos Technologies, with training and manned aircraft capabilities developed by MAG Aerospace for aerial sensing missions on behalf of international, U.S. government and commercial customers.

Weighing 30 pounds, Redkite employs a 50-plus megapixel camera that can track in near-real time hundreds of movers at once over a city-sized area. Redkite also records, stores, and processes all activity within its coverage area for forensic analysis.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Privately equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), aviation training, and aviation logistics services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. www.magaero.com

About Logos
Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering and technology company specializing in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets. www.logos-technologies.com

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