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March 9, 2017

2017 Global SOF Symposium

2017 Global SOF Symposium   Mike Durant, the President and CEO of Pinnacle Solutions Inc., moderated the Future of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Aviation Panel at the Global SOF Symposium in Tampa, FL on 21 February 2017. There were more than 450 participants from 25 countries present at the symposium organized by the Global SOF Foundation. The event brought together U.S. and international SOF leaders “to discuss the importance of SOF enablers as well as critical ways for global SOF to interoperate, from tactics to policy” (source http://www.globalsofsymposium.org/us). Mike Durant’s role was to lead a panel on Future of SOF […]
November 29, 2016

Virtual Training Getting Real

Virtual Training Getting Real     By Dr. Alix Valenti (http://www.mti-dhp.com/defense-news/virtual-training-getting-real/) In their book “The ultimate battleground: fighting and winning in the city” (L’ultime champ de bataille: combattre et vaincre en ville), authors Frédérique Chamaud and Pierre Santoni put significant emphasis on the importance of joint forces combat in a battleground that is fast changing. No longer confined to vast spaces, the 21st century main battleground is the city, which complex fabric has turned distinguishing friend from foe, civilian from combatant, into a particularly challenging task. In this context, joint forces combat not only facilitates coordination between forces on the […]
October 20, 2016

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Awarded Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Aerial Robotics Virtual Laboratory Follow-On Contract

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Awarded Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Aerial Robotics Virtual Laboratory Follow-On Contract     On October 20, 2016 Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. was awarded a follow-on contract to the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Aerial Robotics Virtual Laboratory (ARVL).  ARVL was developed to support the Program Objectives of multiple degree programs at ERAU Worldwide, from Bachelors level degrees to Masters level degrees. In the lab, students are challenged to identify, test, integrate, and use various airframes and components commonly utilized in the design and development of Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS).  ARVL has three main components, or areas. The first […]
September 23, 2016

Pinnacle Solutions President Mike Durant Serves as Keynote Speaker at Barron’s 2016 Top Advisors Summit

Pinnacle Solutions President Mike Durant Serves as Keynote Speaker at Barron’s 2016 Top Advisors Summit Huntsville, Alabama (September 23, 2016) Pinnacle Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Durant served as a keynote speaker at Barron’s 2016 Top Advisors Summit on Friday, September 23 in Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Durant spoke about his experience as a soldier and as a hostage and what it taught him about being an American and a leader in a speech that coincides with his New York Times best-selling book, “In the Company of Heroes”. During his speech, he provided insight to companies and individuals […]
July 7, 2016

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Awarded USAF KC-10 Training System Aircrew Training Device Host Computer Replacement Option

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Awarded USAF KC-10 Training System Aircrew Training Device Host Computer Replacement Option On July 7, 2016 Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. was awarded the KC-10 Training System (TS) Aircrew Training Device (ATD) Host Computer Replacement (Rehost).  The ATD Rehost is an option of the KC-10 TS base contract with a period of performance through March of 2019.  The total option value is approximately $10M.  CymSTAR LLC is the major subcontractor for the ATD Rehost. The purpose of this effort is to replace the current host computer systems and sub-systems interfaces, as well as the Instructor Operator Station (IOS) computers, […]
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