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Service Experience


Pacific Rim Defense, LLC, (PRD) has the corporate and staff experience in the following disciplines and projects:

Research and Development Support
PRD personnel have provided and continue to provide support to the MEC for the Anti-Jam Precision Guided Munition (AJPGM) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD), which is a joint interagency sponsored program. The JCTD will demonstrate the capability and operational utility of advanced anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation technology for operation in very high GPS jamming environments, as well as Home-On Jam (HOJ) seeker technology to search, locate, track and attack jammers. These efforts support the development and application of scientific and analytical disciplines directed toward advancing state-of-the-art weapon systems. Our personnel support the system assessment, development, analysis, and evaluation concepts/testing of weapon systems, with the goal of applying the results to new or improved existing warfighting capabilities. PRD staff have provided and continue to provide research efforts in support of AJPGM Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development under two Navy prime contract efforts, further described in the Past Performance section.

Under a subcontract effort to SCRA, PRD collaborated with academia and industry to identify emerging technologies that meet the Warfighter's requirements and conducted the coordination with host nations for the execution of the technology demonstration and assessment.

Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
PRD's support to the AJPGM JCTD Program requires our personnel to support the development of new and existing systems, significant alterations to existing systems, and the integration/interface of existing equipment and software into different platforms and applications. In support of Program system and process engineering efforts, we have assisted with detailed event/test planning, instrumentation planning for the system/suite of systems, and the data collection, certification, validation and analyses required. Our specialists coordinate with the Technical Manager's representatives to observe technical demonstrations and processes and obtain technical testing results. The Operational Manager uses PRD staff members to assist him with test execution, data collection, analysis, logistical support and facilities/range requirements.

Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation and Analysis Support
PRD personnel are accustomed to applying a very structured methodology to validate a physical, mathematical or some other logical system or process that fits the CONOP. PRD tasking requires us to use models, prototypes, simulators and stimulators to develop data as a basis for making Program management and technical decisions.

Under one of our prime contracts, PRD personnel have used very structured methodology to support the Operational Manager for the AJPGM JCTD Program in order to create and validate the systems and processes required for an appropriate demonstration event based on technology capability, assessment criteria and exercise goals. We have developed and overseen ground test and flight test resource requirements definition so that the engineering, systems and processes are in place to support the data collection and modeling and simulation plans.

As a subcontractor to an SCRA effort further described in the Past Performance section, PRD personnel coordinated the demonstration and assessment of all engineering systems and processes at the Crimson Viper Exercise, the Cobra Gold Exercise and Balikatan Exercise to validate the technology's ability to meet targeted measures of effectiveness, measures of performance and overall capability to enhance the operator's ability to accomplish his mission with the systems and processes at hand.

Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making and Fabrication Support
PRD has and will continue to provide specific fabrication or building of items required for the testing and evaluation efforts for the AJPGM JCTD Program. Electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical prototypes and mockups, as well as pre-production units and systems are used. This requires the fabrication and machining of newly designed parts, replacement parts, as well as modified equipments and platforms.

System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
PRD staff will coordinate with all the Technical Manager's representatives to assure that the detailed technical data documentation required to support system development and test efforts are in place to observe technical demonstrations and obtain technical testing results that are well documented. We have developed Operational Utility Assessment (OUA) Plans to identify the who, what, when, where, how and why data is collected and documented. Our personnel will continue to also research applicable documents to support CONOP developments.

Staff members have assisted in test plan execution by assisting with setup and data collections, and in the data analysis on completion, including preparing the Final Reports and Evaluations.

Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RM&A) Support
PRD has provided support and assistance in the analysis and evaluation of the systems and equipments tested and demonstrated during the demonstration experiments to ensure system and platform RM&A requirements are integrated properly. This includes the identification of any possible or potential reliability, maintainability or availability issues for the specific demonstration equipments and systems. PRD staff apply their engineering and analytical talents to ensure that the Program's systems and platforms RM&A requirements are integrated with the system design, development and sustainment.

Configuration Management Support
PRD personnel are responsible for maintaining CONOP configuration control in order to fully support AJPGM CONOP development and track actual configurations of systems and platforms. We develop and perform the configuration management efforts for the Assessment Execution Document (AED) for each Technical Demonstration (TD) and Operational Demonstration (OD) performed. This effort requires PRD staff to use engineering analytics to identify, document and verify the functional, performance and physical characteristics of systems and platforms, to control changes and track configurations for the MEC.

Quality Assurance Support
Our task efforts have included the development and oversight of quality assurance support to command and control exercise resource requirements, data collection plans and assessment-related activities. Our personnel have ensured that the processes and products used in the demonstrations result in quality efforts. PRD assists the Data Manager with quality data collection, certification, validation and analyses, as requested on demonstration projects.

Information System Development, IA and IT Support
PRD has developed Information Assessment Plans (IAPs) to explain the overarching operational utility assessment methodologies for test demonstrations. Staff members have developed data management and analysis plans and subsequent collection and analysis of data in support of the TDs. These efforts have included providing requirements definition, design, development, test, modification, installation, implementation, quality assurance, training and documentation to meet evolving data needs of the upcoming demonstration efforts. We continue to analyze existing data and IT applications and recommend new or improved interfaces and tools.

Pacific Rim Defense has provided support and assisted in the assessment of concepts and demonstrated technologies. This has included coordination with military evaluators/assessors, development of information assessment plans, and conducting IA analyses and the assessment events.

Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
With all tasked efforts with MEC Technical Demonstrations, PRD staff always coordinate with the Government Technical Manager's representatives to observe technical demonstrations and obtain technical testing results. Our personnel have assisted the Operational Manager in developing the MRV-T and HELP CONOP, as well as deployed to demonstration sites to support execution of the TDs and assessment events. These efforts and demonstrations are all designed to ensure that the developed platforms and systems have been properly tested and all joint interoperability requirements have been fully met. PRD has also assisted in test plan execution by assisting with setup and data collection, and in the data analysis on completion, to include preparation of the final reports and evaluations. Our personnel also support the update and maintenance of IA practices and procedures.

Measurement Facilities, Range and Instrumentation Support
To fully support JCTD assessment, PRD personnel get involved with the operation and support of demonstration measurement facilities, ranges and the instrumentation used in the technical and operational demonstrations. A part of this includes working with the MEC Operations Manager for venue selection, as well as range resource configurations, instrumentation, scheduling and program document preparation. Tasking for the JCTD Program efforts require PRD specialists to apply engineering and analytics to the operation and support of measurement facilities, ranges and instrumentation used for test, evaluation and exercise of Program systems and platforms.

Logistics Support
PRD has assisted the MEC Ops Manager with ground and flight test mission support (test execution, data collection, analysis, logistical support, facilities) as required for test and operational demonstrations. Our personnel regularly participate in conferences, reviews, working groups, integrated product teams, planning meetings and briefings as requested. PRD has provided quick-look reports and limited utility operational assessment documents for each operational demonstration conducted. PRD supports the MEC in ensuring that all support considerations are an integral part of the system's design requirements, that the system can be effectively supported throughout its life-cycle, and that all infrastructure elements needed for the fielding, operation and maintenance of the system and demonstration are identified, developed and acquired.

Supply and Provisioning Support
PRD supports the technical and operational demonstrations for the MEC by ensuring that material for the operation of the weapon system or platform is available, materials are properly stored and planned and inventories are managed for maintenance and sustainment needs. Using information and data collected during MEC workups and actual simulations, demonstrations and experimentations, PRC evaluates the need for supply and spare requirements.

Training Support
To support MEC training efforts, PRD personnel identify planning and execution lessons learned from the limited operational utility assessments and executions. PRD is also tasked with training partner nation military personnel on how to conduct Military Utility Assessments. Prior to each MEC Program experiment and exercise, PRD conducts eight hours of classroom instruction.

Under a previous subcontract with SCRA, PRD was tasked to plan, coordinate and execute training workshops designed to increase the Thai military's capability to conduct military assessments. These workshops are led by operational and technical assessment experts and are designed to result in the attainment and retention of the knowledge, skills and efforts needed for proper operation of the platforms, systems and warfighting platforms they operate and maintain.

PRD has personnel who have conducted extensive organizational assessment and development programs for the Navy. These efforts have included Most Efficient Organization planning and process improvement initiatives.

In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation & Checkout Support
In support of modernization and introducing transformational technologies, PRD has supported the deployment to demonstration sites to support the execution of the technical and operational demonstrations and assessment events. PRD staff also assists with the development of the concept of operations, so that we are fully engaged from the start in order to establish and maintain the long-term engineering, operational and maintenance/sustainment support required.

In support of the JCTD Program, PRD personnel have coordinated with the Technical Manager and his representatives to observe technical demonstrations and obtain technical testing results. To prepare, we develop data management and analysis plans (DMAPs), assist with detailed event/test planning, instrumentation planning, and data certification, validation and analysis.

Program Support
In providing support to the MEC programs, PRD has applied business, financial management and technical disciplines in order to support efforts for the AJPGM CONOP development. This has included our personnel planning, organizing, staffing, controlling and leading team efforts on the CONOPS. The JCTD Program requires an integration of complex systems of differing yet related functions that must work together. To successfully accomplish this, PRD staff regularly participate in conferences, business and technical reviews, working groups, integrated product teams, planning meetings and briefings. We also participate in the review of the Technical Manager's results and findings.

Functional and Administrative Support
PRD personnel have performed administrative and clerical support for CONOPS efforts, final reports, monthly reports, briefings and meetings. This is required in order to provide a seamless operation of support functions for the MEC.

PRD specialists in organizational development and change management have worked with Most Efficient Organization (MEO) analyses and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) efforts for Navy organizations facing such efforts. These efforts included analytical and organizational assessments of functions, processes and programs. The organizational development efforts were pointed toward process improvements (with metrics and performance processes) and an MEO. One organization went on to fully implement and became a model DoD facility and won a Hammer award.

Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
PRD has supported the MEC in the planning and execution of communication as a function of Command goals and requirements for informing and promoting the successes of the organization. Our staff has developed the FY13 Command Post Exercise (CPX) technology insertion briefing. PRD personnel must coordinate their efforts with air and space operations center and joint task force staff representatives to observe mission conduct as a part of a Command Post Exercise.