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September 9, 2020

Pinnacle Maintaining Technical Publications for Special Ops Aviation Regiment

Pinnacle Maintaining Technical Publications for Special Ops Aviation Regiment Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) has been awarded a subcontract by Boeing-Sikorsky Aircraft Support (BSAS) for the recompete of the Life Cycle Contractor Support Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. Pinnacle’s firm fixed price subcontract with a period of performance through December 2022 will be supported by nearly 30 employees in our Lexington, Kentucky facility. Based on the new statement of work, Pinnacle will provide the personnel and facilities to support the development and sustainment of flight and maintenance manuals for Special Operations Aircraft (SOA), weapons, and associated mission equipment. Pinnacle’s support efforts […]
July 15, 2020

Pinnacle Solutions joins the VRARA and launches its Virtual X Training (VXT©) Product Line

Pinnacle Solutions joins the VRARA and launches its Virtual X Training (VXT©) Product Line Article by John Cunningham, Orlando chapter of the VRARA Pinnacle Solutions, an Aerospace focused engineering and services company headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama announces the launch of its Virtual X Training (VXT©) product line to address the growing demand for virtual training solutions. VXT© products bring the engagement of real-world training to the modern student in any setting. Mike Durant, Pinnacle’s President and CEO, said, “In military aviation, we have leveraged the benefits of simulation and training for decades, but it has been primarily focused on flight […]
July 1, 2020

Pinnacle’s UH-60 VMT now Available via GSA Catalog

Pinnacle’s UH-60 VMT now Available via GSA Catalog Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) is now offering the UH-60 Virtual Maintenance Trainer (UH-60 VMT) on GSA Advantage!®, the online shopping and ordering system available to federal, state, and local government entities. With an easy search for UH-60 VMT, this Pinnacle-developed product is available under GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) – Professional Services Category titled Off-the-Shelf Training Devices and Training Materials (333318TDTM). Utilizing the Virtual X Training (VXT©) products, Pinnacle has developed and deployed high-fidelity VMTs in support of the UH-60M, UH-60A, and UH-60L Aircraft Mission, Type, Design, and Series (MTDS) that provide […]
June 15, 2020

Pinnacle Awarded New Courseware Development for U.S. Army PEO STRI Customers

Pinnacle Awarded New Courseware Development for U.S. Army PEO STRI Customers For three years, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) has been working on projects awarded under the Computer Based Instructional Design II (CBID II) contract, providing the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) customers with a range of training services and products related to computer-based training. Pinnacle won the BID II contract in 2017 as a five-year, single award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a period of performance through April 2022. Pinnacle was recently awarded two new delivery orders under the CBID II Contract. […]
June 8, 2020

Pinnacle Continues Support for U.S. Army AVCATT

Pinnacle Continues Support for U.S. Army AVCATT Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) was awarded an extension to its subcontract from Cole Engineering Services Inc. (CESI) under the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ). Under this contract, our team has been providing engineering and training capability to AVCATT, Non-Rated Crewmember Manned Module (NCM3) for door gunnery, sling loads, and MEDEVAC, and UH-72A Training Aides, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) sites since December 2015. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) recently extended the contract execution […]
March 1, 2016

Alumnus and Embry-Riddle Take Virtual Learning to New Level

Alumnus and Embry-Riddle Take Virtual Learning to New Level By Lacey McLaughlin (http://lift.erau.edu/alumnus-embry-riddle-take-virtual-learning-new-level/) By bringing virtual learning to Embry-Riddle students, retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Durant (’95, ’97, WW) sees an opportunity to educate future leaders for the aviation and commercial space industry. The founder of Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and training services company based in Huntsville, Ala., Durant is bringing virtual technology to Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus students through the development of online laboratories. In 2014, his company partnered with Embry-Riddle to develop a virtual crash lab for students to learn crash investigation. In 2015, it developed the […]
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 ground and […]
March 10, 2017

Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning

Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is empowering students to experiment, test, develop, analyze and reconfigure crash sites and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using virtual reality technology. The Embry-Riddle Virtual Crash and Virtual Aerial Robotics labs marry products developed by Michael Durant, a Worldwide Campus alumnus and the founder of Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and training services company, with the university’s distance-learning platform. The Virtual Crash Lab places students in real-life crash investigations. As virtual National Transportation Safety Board investigators, students can direct their avatars to zoom in on details, collect and […]
June 15, 2017

Pinnacle Solutions Awarded $60 Million CBID II Contract

Pinnacle Solutions Awarded $60 Million CBID II Contract Pinnacle Solutions won the Computer Based Instructional Design II (CBID II) contract from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). The five-year contract is worth approximately $60 million – and Pinnacle will work with subcontractors CSRA, SimiGon and SDI. The purpose of the CBID II contract is to provide U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) customers with a range of training services and products related to computer based training. Task orders can be issued for any of the following all-inclusive services […]
July 3, 2017

Driving Community Change

Driving Community Change Content originally posted: http://standwatch.org/2017/06/23/driving-community-change/ Occasionally we undertake a project that’s out of the ordinary, and today’s work falls into that category. Several weeks ago, Al Conaway took the lead on a project to replace a disabled veteran’s wheelchair ramp. After a closer inspection he discovered the problem wasn’t with the existing ramp, it was with the driveway and street access leading up to the ramp. Basically, the driveway was too narrow and the concrete so worn out that approaching the ramp leading up to the house was difficult and dangerous. So, our small wheelchair ramp project turned into […]
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