Earlier in the week, via a press release, MAG Aerospace, a leading provider of surveillance, reconnaissance and military intelligence services that includes manned and unmanned flights made an announcement stating that it has dedicated a new 25,000-square-foot technology integration and support center (TISC) Friday on Anchors Street.
The news release further stated that the TISC shall lay more emphasis on the integration of special warfare systems into U.S. Air Force special operations. Hurlburt Field is the headquarter of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
According to the news release, as many as 50 new high-wage technology engineering positions would be introduced in the area thanks to MAG Aerospace’s new center in the Fort Walton Beach Commerce and Technology Park.
This newly inaugurated facility is set to be called the Col. John T. Carney Center of Excellence in honor of John T. Carney, who is well known for leading the first combat controller team during the first Gulf War.
As per reports, this center would become the very first technology facility to be a base for several military program offices, along with commercial product engineers and government representatives. Additionally, this arrangement is designed specifically to speed up the innovation process and to deliver products and services more quickly to the field.
In a statement, Chad Vuyovich, director of AFSOC Programs for MAG Aerospace said, “In the past, special warfare ground operators would receive equipment directly from a program office that may or may not operate with other program office products or commercial off-the-shelf equipment.”
The news release also further revealed that the newly built facility will be used by MAG Aerospace to help improve access to information on the battlefield.
As per the data published on its official website, MAG Aerospace is known as the leading independent provider of surveillance, reconnaissance services, and manned and unmanned military intelligence. MAG is also known for housing almost 900 employees globally who are involved in nearly 98,000 flight hours annually on five continents.