NEWPORT NEWS, Va. BOSH Global Services (BOSH) has been awarded a $2.2 million one-year contract (with the option for a second year) to provide Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) training to United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) cadets. This training, which will incorporate AAI’s Aerosonde® Mark 4.7 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), familiarizes and orients future Air Force officers in unmanned aircraft operations and provides basic instruction in Air and Space Operations Center and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations.
BOSH became the inaugural provider of the USAFA’s RPA cadet training program in 2009, when it was selected to provide the first course of this kind at a U.S. military service academy. This training features both academic and practical instruction in RPA flight operations and acquaints cadets with the command and control (C2) and ISR-related concepts they will encounter in future assignments. In addition to the C2 and ISR functions, the course introduces ground force scenarios and remote video receivers and leverages the latest control capability offered through AAI’s On-the-Move-Command-and-Control technology.
Since developing its initial USAFA course, BOSH has expanded its RPA training program to include a pre-deployment Small UAS schoolhouse at Choctaw Field, Florida, where it similarly trains Air Force Battlefield Airmen and Special Operations Command personnel on their way to overseas combat zones. The BOSH Aviation Services Division, which oversees these training services, also has UAS mission coordinators embedded with several deployed U.S. military units.
BOSH Global Services is an SBA-certified 8(a), veteran-owned company offering turnkey technical and operational support services. BOSH supports mission-critical unmanned systems, first responder communications networks, video distribution technology, and ISR systems. The company’s core competencies include C2 systems operations and support, mission planning, hands-on technical and operational training, 24×7 communications and network support, ISR data analysis, lifecycle management, and flight operations support. BOSH is ISO 9001:2008 registered.