[Avionics Magazine 01-06-17] A contract worth nearly $941,000 has enabled Diligent Consulting Inc. to join the A-10C Operational Flight Program (OFP) to provide software sustainment engineering and support IT services to Hill Air Force Base in Utah, the company said. The initial contract was awarded to primary contractor Ki Ho Military Acquisition Consulting Inc., which Diligent is now supporting.
A-10 Thunderbolt II. Photo: U.S. Air Force.
An embedded avionics weapons system program, the A-10 OFP supports software sustainment activities for the aircraft's avionics command and control, weapons and sensor platforms. Diligent is tasked with developing and supporting software, test procedures, configuration management, data archiving and product delivery.
The A-10C Thunderbolt II is an Air Force jet designed for close air support of ground forces. The twin-engine aircraft can be used against all ground targets, including tanks. It is equipped with a night-vision imaging system and night-vision goggle capability and other avionics, including multi-band communications, GPS and inertial navigation systems, and infrared and electronic countermeasures against air-to-air and air-to-surface threats.