GTMR delivers Training and Technical Publications to NAVAIR PMA-290F

GTMR, Inc. is proud to announce delivery of training and technical publications products to the Taiwan FMS program office.  The TACCO and SS3 positional training included the P-3C specific Digital Stores Management System (DSMS) and the Digital Magnetic Anomaly Detection System (MAD).  In addition, the team developed and incorporated 40 major changes, capturing over 250 pages, to the Taiwan P-3C maintenance technical publications. 

Great job team keep up the awesome work!

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GTMR's Ed Simila and Jesse Olmstead with Mr. Doug Adams, NAVAIR PMA-290F Taiwan DAPML.

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GTMR partners with AVIAN to support NAVAIR PMA-262

GTMR is proud to announce a partnership with the AVIAN team that was just awarded a $34.3 million contract to provide engineering and technical services to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA 262). This is the first of what we hope will be many more successful endeavors with AVIAN.


The AVIAN team will provide PMA-262 with services in support of the design, development, test, production, logistic support, operations, field and sustainment of High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to meet Naval Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) requirements.
 


http://avianllc.com/avian-awarded-navair-pma-262-contract/

GTMR awarded GSA MAS 00CORP contract

GTMR has been awarded a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 00CORP contract, GS00F080GA. This GSA contract is for Professional Engineering Services with Special Item Numbers (SINs) for System Design, Engineering and Integration, and Test and Evaluation.

SIN: 871 3 / Description: 871 3-System Design, Engineering and Integration

SIN: 871 3 / Description: 871 4-Test and Evaluation

This award enables GTMR to better serve clients with a flexible contract vehicle that awards in a timely manner.  It also empowers GTMR to attract new business by having a complete package of engineers, technicians, program managers, technical writers and logistic professionals with a viable contract.

"From the Mojave" GTMR’s Advanced Research and Development facility

Far off the beaten path, in the heart of the Mojave Desert, lays Inyokern, California. Blink at the wrong time driving on CA178 on the way to the Naval Air Weapons Center at China Lake and you miss it. But strange and exotic things are going on, largely unseen, at the Inyokern Airport. Here, in a non-descript building about as far from the highway as you can get without going off-road, sits GTMR Inyokern, aka GTMR IYK—GTMR’s Advanced Research and Development facility. Established in late 2013 and set up to be a “one stop shop”, its mission is to take requirements and specifications from our customers and deliver fully functional hardware and systems at minimum cost to the consumer. As such, Inyokern has its own logistics center, and electronics development/production and cable/mechanical/structural shops to go from concept to components to systems in minimum time.   GTMR IYK is the home of Project THOR, a mobile, high fidelity multi-threat signal simulator developed under the auspices of the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Mission Systems Test organization at China Lake. THOR has been designed as a replacement to the currently deployed JSF RANGE DEER single threat signal simulator with orders of magnitude more capability than its progenitor and at a significantly lower per-channel cost than any other current or projected simulator of its type. THOR at the component level is highly modular and can be “racked and stacked” to meet any test or training requirement—frombasic one-signal-at-a-time, to a full-up IADS. THOR Baseline (awaiting start funding) will be fully autonomous with each of the four systems mounted in a 24 foot long utility trailer supporting both the hardware and the operators in any temperature environment, and each system capable of transmitting up to twelve simultaneous signals through roof mounted “tracking” antennas. THOR Mobile (fielded) is a subset of the Baseline system specifically designed to “go to sea” or as an RF target on weapon test ranges. Each Mobile is contained in a 3x3x5 steel anti-shrapnel box, which can be easily rolled on and off the support trailer even in the soft sugar sand of test range impact areas, or easily craned onto ships or work boats as required for specific testing. THOR 5/THOR HighPower (in work) is installed in a modified 8’x10’ conex (system/ operator/antenna mounting provisions) which can be deployed via flatbed trailer to any site (for test evolutions, in the HighPower configuration) and serves as the IYK onsite “remote” reconfigurable test facility (THOR 5) when not deployed. At the direction of the JSF PEO, the China Lake JSF Mission Systems Test organization responds to test requirements for platforms other than F-35 on a not to interfere basis for RANGE DEER/THOR operator training purposes. As such, IYK responds to both unique RANGE DEER Upgrade requirements and QRC special tasking beyond the core THOR systems. By example: When a requirement arose for a basic 60RPM 1-18GHz spinning antenna, IYK designed and built it “from the ground up” at under $5k in COTS parts in under a month (and most ofthat was waiting for “long lead” items)—then subsequently modified it per the sponsor’s tasking into a 3D tracking antenna system. When short fused tasking came in for a frequency specific omni antenna capable of handling 300W (CW), IYK had two built, tuned, tested and in the field in less than a week. Requiring a higher reflector gain from the RANGE DEER TASETS antenna system and looking at an estimated $20k bill per system by the TASETS OEM, GTMR succeeded in executing the required modifications at under $1.5k per system.   In addition to the R&D function, GTMR also supports realtime Mission System test and training events with system operators and as a physical test range onsite at IYK in the 5+ acre fence-enclosed “playground” behind the facility. This area allows the government/contractor team to set up the required simulator(s) within the secured space indefinitely and permits quick response live testing for aircraft solely on the basis of a phone call. When compared to the “normal” coordination requirements for more formal DOD RF/EW test range services, the IYK typical 1.5 hour response time from tasking call to “system hot” is unique and in high demand. It’s not uncommon to see several aircraft types overhead, and even Marine Force Recon teams leasing the trailers from the airport perimeter road, in quickly coordinated, ad hoc test and training events at Inyokern. The responsiveness and high level of success at IYK is directly attributable to the quality and mission-first attitude of its small staff. At Inyokern, there’s no such thing as “ain’t my job”: loggies build cables, populate circuit boards and double as machinists; electronic technicians learn to weld and bend sheetmetal; engineers sweep floors and hump sandbags. If something needs to get done, it gets done—now—by who ever is available to do it. It’s not without substance that the local motto is “Nos Fieri Marius”—loosely translated “We Make (something) Happen”. - by Doug Jones,GTMR co-founder

Far off the beaten path, in the heart of the Mojave Desert, lays Inyokern, California. Blink at the wrong time driving on CA178 on the way to the Naval Air Weapons Center at China Lake and you miss it. But strange and exotic things are going on, largely unseen, at the Inyokern Airport.

Here, in a non-descript building about as far from the highway as you can get without going off-road, sits GTMR Inyokern, aka GTMR IYK—GTMR’s Advanced Research and Development facility. Established in late 2013 and set up to be a “one stop shop”, its mission is to take requirements and specifications from our customers and deliver fully functional hardware and systems at minimum cost to the consumer. As such, Inyokern has its own logistics center, and electronics development/production and cable/mechanical/structural shops to go from concept to components to systems in minimum time.
 
GTMR IYK is the home of Project THOR, a mobile, high fidelity multi-threat signal simulator developed under the auspices of the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Mission Systems Test organization at China Lake. THOR has been designed as a replacement to the currently deployed JSF RANGE DEER single threat signal simulator with orders of magnitude more capability than its progenitor and at a significantly lower per-channel cost than any other current or projected simulator of its type.

THOR at the component level is highly modular and can be “racked and stacked” to meet any test or training requirement—frombasic one-signal-at-a-time, to a full-up IADS.
THOR Baseline (awaiting start funding) will be fully autonomous with each of the four systems mounted in a 24 foot long utility trailer supporting both the hardware and the operators in any temperature environment, and each system capable of transmitting up to twelve simultaneous signals through roof mounted “tracking” antennas. THOR Mobile (fielded) is a subset of the Baseline system specifically designed to “go to sea” or as an RF target on weapon test ranges. Each Mobile is contained in a 3x3x5 steel anti-shrapnel box, which can be easily rolled on and off the support trailer even in the soft sugar sand of test range impact areas, or easily craned onto ships or work boats as required for specific testing. THOR 5/THOR HighPower (in work) is installed in a modified 8’x10’ conex (system/ operator/antenna mounting provisions) which can be deployed via flatbed trailer to any site (for test evolutions, in the HighPower configuration) and serves as the IYK onsite “remote” reconfigurable test facility (THOR 5) when not deployed.

At the direction of the JSF PEO, the China Lake JSF Mission Systems Test organization responds to test requirements for platforms other than F-35 on a not to interfere basis for RANGE DEER/THOR operator training purposes. As such, IYK responds to both unique RANGE DEER Upgrade requirements and QRC special tasking beyond the core THOR systems.

By example:

When a requirement arose for a basic 60RPM 1-18GHz spinning antenna, IYK designed and built it “from the ground up” at under $5k in COTS parts in under a month (and most ofthat was waiting for “long lead” items)—then subsequently modified it per the sponsor’s tasking into a 3D tracking antenna system.

When short fused tasking came in for a frequency specific omni antenna capable of handling 300W (CW), IYK had two built, tuned, tested and in the field in less than a week. Requiring a higher reflector gain from the RANGE DEER TASETS antenna system and looking at an estimated $20k bill per system by the TASETS OEM, GTMR succeeded in executing the required modifications at under $1.5k per system.
 
In addition to the R&D function, GTMR also supports realtime Mission System test and training events with system operators and as a physical test range onsite at IYK in the 5+ acre fence-enclosed “playground” behind the facility. This area allows the government/contractor team to set up the required simulator(s) within the secured space indefinitely and permits quick response live testing for aircraft solely on the basis of a phone call. When compared to the “normal” coordination requirements for more formal DOD RF/EW test range services, the IYK typical 1.5 hour response time from tasking call to “system hot” is unique and in high demand. It’s not uncommon to see several aircraft types overhead, and even Marine Force Recon teams leasing the trailers from the airport perimeter road, in quickly coordinated, ad hoc test and training events at Inyokern.

The responsiveness and high level of success at IYK is directly attributable to the quality and mission-first attitude of its small staff. At Inyokern, there’s no such thing as “ain’t my job”: loggies build cables, populate circuit boards and double as machinists; electronic technicians learn to weld and bend sheetmetal; engineers sweep floors and hump sandbags. If something needs to get done, it gets done—now—by who ever is available to do it.

It’s not without substance that the local motto is “Nos Fieri Marius”—loosely translated “We Make (something) Happen”.

- by Doug Jones,GTMR co-founder

GTMR's Tom McGovern receives the NAVAIR Commander’s National Award for Quality of Service/Customer Service

Congratulations to GTMR's very own Tom McGovern for receiving the Naval Air Systems Command Commander’s National Award for Quality of Service/Customer Service.  Tom has been recognized and selected as an outstanding member of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Urgent Operational Need 360 Team.   Tom’s commitment to the project, our client and GTMR is greatly appreciated! Well done Tom!

 

GTMR Inc. wins its first Prime Contract

GTMR Inc. has just won its first prime contract.  This contract is to “provide engineering and technical services for the analysis, design, development, prototyping, test and evaluation, integration, project management, implementation, and documentation of various Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Radio Frequency (RF) sensor systems/subsystems and other Special Systems within the Weapons Control and Integration Department (H) (NSWC Dahlgren VA).  The value of this Seaport E effort is $34 Million.

GTMR, Inc is a Proud Sponsor of The U.S. Navy Chief's Ride To The Wall.

GTMR's Art Director Mr. Jeff Hobrath and Mr. Frank D Deaton started the U.S. Navy Chief's Ride To The Wall nine years ago and it has grown each year since to a very well respected tribute ride to Washington D.C.  The U.S. Navy Chief's Ride To The Wall is a fundraiser to support the Charlotte Hall Veterans home in Southern Maryland.  GTMR is proud to announce we are sponsoring and supporting this great event.  Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/NavyChiefsRideToTheWall/

GTMR's Mr. Bill Battaglia and Mr. Mark Kammer attended the first annual Robins AFB Congressional breakfast

GTMR's Mr. Bill Battaglia and Mr. Mark Kammer attended the first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional breakfast to help support the local Warner Robins area as well as our office and government customers in Warner Robins:

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Contact: Isakson Press Office, 202-224-7777
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Georgia Delegation Highlights Importance of Robins Air Force Base Hosts first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional breakfast to promote military, economic value of base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., along with U.S. Representatives Austin Scott, R-Ga.-08, and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga.-02, today reaffirmed their commitment to serving Robins Air Force Base at the first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional breakfast.
 
The Georgia Congressional delegation members were joined at the Washington, D.C., event by leaders of Robins Air Force Base and the surrounding communities to discuss both the military and economic value of Robins Air Force Base to Georgia and our national defense. Keynote remarks were delivered by former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss.
 
“Robins Air Force Base is what every community would like to have. It’s something we’ve got to make sure we protect,” said Isakson at the breakfast. “You’ve got a $1.3 billion dollar payroll, 21,000 employees and $2.75 billion dollars in economic impact. There are a lot of reasons to brag about Robins Air Force Base but none more important than to realize this is one of the crown jewels in our state. I’m committed to Robins Air Force Base and Middle Georgia.”
 
“We are fortunate to have some of our nation’s best and brightest headquartered in Georgia at Robins Air Force Base," said Senator Perdue. “For decades, Robins has been a critical part of the Middle Georgia community and our state’s military family. As a member of the Budget Committee and a Warner Robins native, I am committed to making sure Robins and our Georgia military bases have what they need to compete. Washington’s lack of fiscal constraint has led to $19 trillion in debt and this has directly impacted our ability to adequately fund our military and support their missions. Our military leaders should have the resources they need to successfully combat global threats, and I continue to fight to advance their needs.”
 
“Robins Air Force Base is an essential component to our national defense and the economic engine of middle Georgia,” said Congressman Austin Scott, member of the House Armed Services Committee. “Strong support from the community is essential to the longevity of Robins. As the House Armed Services Committee marks up the National Defense Authorization Act today, it is an honor to meet with these committed leaders of the greater Robins AFB community in Washington to discuss how we can work together towards promoting and protecting this base.”
 
“A critical facet of our nation’s defense structure and a valuable economic partner within Middle Georgia, Robins Air Force base is irreplaceable in many ways" said Congressman Sanford Bishop. "The tenant units of Robins Air Force Base lend real value to the Air Force's missions at home and abroad and are well placed and well suited for adaptable economic growth—a critical point highlighted today by leaders within the Robins AFB community."
 
More than 50 participants were in attendance at the breakfast, including Colonel Jeff King, Installation and 78th Air Base Wing commander at Robins Air Force Base, Lieutenant General Lee Levy, Air Force Sustainment Center Commander at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla., Brigadier General Joseph Jarrard, Georgia Department of Defense Adjutant General, Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms, Centerville Mayor John Harley, as well as representatives from Robins Regional Chamber, the Houston County Commission and 21st Century Partnership. A full list of attendees is available here.
 
Today’s meeting follows a series of Georgia- and D.C.-based meetings with the Georgia Congressional delegation and senior Pentagon officials from each of the branches of the armed services to discuss the importance of Georgia-based equities and assets and the critical roles each play in our national defense.
 
Home to the Air Force Reserve Command, the 78th Air Base Wing and the fleet of Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), Robins Air Force Base plays a vital role in our national defense, providing support to all branches of the military throughout the world. Through its leadership in defense technology research and development at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base serves as a critical backbone to the entire Department of Defense.
 
In addition, Robins Air Force Base employs over 21,000 and contributes over $2.75 billion to the Georgia economy annually. Robins Air Force Base and its community partners have focused on education in Middle Georgia to help shape Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) development throughout Georgia and the country.
 
In December 2015, Isakson and Perdue wrote to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter requesting that funding for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) be protected in the fiscal year 2017 defense budget request.

AMANDA MADDOX
Press Secretary
 
OFFICE OF UNITED STATES SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON
131 Russell Senate Office Building | Washington, DC 20510
phone: 202.224.3643 | fax: 202.228.0724

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Happy 123rd birthday to the U.S. Navy Chiefs

GTMR, a veteran owned small business, is proud to have a cadre' of outstanding retired Chiefs on staff, so to us April 1 isn't just April Fools' Day - it's the birthday of the U.S. Navy Chief, the Navy's proudest rank for 123 years.

Today and this weekend Chief's messes around the globe gather to honor the day, in 1893, when the Navy advanced the first sailors to Chief. Our family at GTMR would like to wish all CPOs a happy birthday and a big thank you for your service!