Fuse will demonstrate its tactical edge networking solutions at WEST 2024 February 13 – 15 at the San Diego Convention Center. Considered the premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast, WEST is now in its 34th year of bringing military and industry leaders together. With a Fuse theme of “Secure and Resilient Networking,” the company will demonstrate its proven networking products at its Booth #1042.
“Joint force connectivity and visibility is essential to gaining an edge in today’s great power competition,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “At WEST 2024, we’re looking forward to showcasing some of our warfighter-focused products that enable voice, video, and data connectivity across platforms and across the battlefield, interconnecting sensors, weapons, and commanders.”
Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, WEST is the only event in which the makers of platforms and the designers of technologies can network, discuss, and demonstrate their solutions in a single locale.
Booth#: 1042 (directly across from the Navy Information Warfare Theater)
Tactical Technologies Toolset (T3) remote network monitoring and management solution
DARE airborne networking gateway (1/3 model)
CORE® virtualized network systems
JADC2: Tactical Edge Networking to Win in Great Power Competition [white paper]
Change the Defense innovation game: Use a virtual network test bed from day one [article]
For more information about Fuse’s participation in WEST 2024, visit: http://tinyurl.com/y8rehcks.
About Fuse Integration Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking, and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text, and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime, and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with headquarters in San Diego and a corporate office in Washington, D.C. www.fuseintegration.com
Fuse today announced it has been named a 2024 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer, a complement to the company’s 2024 Military Friendly® Employer, Silver designation award announced last year. Military Friendly Spouse Employers are organizations with a comprehensive commitment to attracting, hiring, and developing spouse employees. Fuse was recognized in the Less Than $500 Million revenue category.
“At Fuse, we recognize that uncertainty is part of life for our nation’s warfighters, as well as for their spouses and families. Too many military spouses are under-employed as they move from one duty station to the next,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “We also recognize that military life builds invaluable skills such as perseverance, integrity, and problem-solving. We’re proud to support military spouses in building and advancing fulfilling careers.”
Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business creating products that advance warfighter capabilities in the battlespace. Veteran and spouse employees make up more than 30 percent of the company’s workforce and are a vital part of the culture.
More than 1,500 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly designation. The full list of 2024 Military Friendly Spouse Employers is available online.
About Fuse Integration
Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking, and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text, and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime, and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with headquarters in San Diego and a corporate office in Washington, D.C. www.fuseintegration.com
About Military Friendly®
Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Over 2,100 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly designation. Military Friendly ratings are owned by VIQTORY, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. VIQTORY is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or the federal government. Results are produced via a rules-based algorithm. The data-driven Military Friendly lists and methodology can be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com/mfcguide/.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its owned assets such as Military Spouse Magazine®, Vetrepreneur®, G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.Viqtory.com.
“As conflict becomes increasingly waged through the cyber domain, the ability to utilize high-quality data becomes paramount in shortening the decision-making cycle,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “It was an honor to participate in TE 23-2, supporting USSOCOM’s search for next-gen technologies to deliver strategic advantages to our special operation forces.”
Team SIRENS SONG, which includes Dynamic Systems Inc., Rebellion Defense, Phelps2020, Sensepoint-ai (formerly Blender Logic) and Fuse, showcased its solution to advance target recognition, network the operational environment and accelerate data-informed decision-making for U.S. joint and special operators. The consortium is developing a solution to accelerate target detection, classification, tracking and dynamic task management across a heterogeneous community of platforms (manned and unmanned) and sensors. These technologies will heighten a warfighter’s ability to sense, make sense of the operational environment and act – all on a single platform, with the potential to extend that capability to a community of manned and unmanned platforms.
“Our team’s goal is to provide the warfighter greater awareness, faster, to enable better and more fluid decision-making,” said Rob Buzby, Team SIRENS SONG lead and account manager at Dynamic Systems Inc.
At TE 23-2, Fuse detailed the company’s tactical edge networking architecture and CORE® virtualized network system functionality. It also displayed its Tactical Technologies Toolset remote network monitoring and management product and utilized virtual network test bed capability to demonstrate data flows across the network.
About Fuse IntegrationFuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with headquarters in San Diego and a corporate office in Washington, D.C. www.fuseintegration.com
In 2022, Fuse’s revenue and workforce grew by an unprecedented 43%, fueled by strategic client contracts, successful live-flight exercises and industry collaboration supporting production ramp-up. Growth reflects increasing demand for our warfighter-focused products as we transition into production and expand deliveries of advanced avionic and integrated networking pods to defense customers.
“2022 was a tremendous year of growth as we transitioned into fleet deployments for our software, hardware and integrated systems,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “Our team is working closely with warfighters as we deliver joint networking capability that challenges critical mission threats today.”
Strategic Contract Awards
In the first quarter of 2022, Fuse earned a spot on the U.S. Air Force $950M Advanced Battle Management System IDIQ that enables Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). By the end of Q2, the company won more than $17M in federal defense contracts for tactical edge networking on sea and air platforms.
Live-Flight Demos and Product Installations
Successful live-flight demonstrations included the Office of Naval Research’s Technical Concept Experiment and a joint Marine Corps/Navy exercise. Additionally, we delivered our first permanent Tactical Technologies Toolset installment at a U.S. Navy shore facility, supporting Naval Surface Warfare Center personnel monitoring the Aegis SPY radar at the Pacific Missile Range Facility. Fuse also completed T3 shipboard installations for the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command.
Collaborations with Industry Giants
A formal DoD Mentor-Protégé agreement with Raytheon Missiles & Defense is helping Fuse mature our production line for networking products and airborne integrated systems. Additionally, after our CORE® virtualized networking solution was qualified to run Amazon Web Services IoT Greengrass, we joined the AWS Partner Network as a hardware provider.
For more news about Fuse becoming a significant airborne networking supplier for the DoD, visit: https://www.fuseintegration.com/news/
About Fuse Integration
Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with headquarters in San Diego and a corporate office in Washington, D.C. www.fuseintegration.com
Ten years ago this week I was sitting in the shared conference room of a San Diego apartment building drawing out ideas with the founding members of Fuse as we asked the question “what could Fuse be?” We talked about grand theories of Navy networking, and software, and how to push forward the defense technology enterprise into more innovative and user-focused realms. Three creative minds, working out how to combine our experience and expertise to take on the world!
That is a pretty common beginning of the story for entrepreneurs… and one that more often than not ends in defeat. But ten years later, with a strong and growing company built on top of an exceptional team, the Fuse story is one of success! The vision of bringing the best practices of Design Thinking to defense technology is one that has set us apart. And the TEAM of people here under our roof is what has made all the difference. Our team is a beautiful mixture of operational experience, and engineering expertise. Our operator reps, and project managers have more experience in the field than I could ever imagine; and our engineering staff has more expertise than I could try to pack into my own lifetime of learning. The camaraderie, teamwork, and shared vision here at Fuse, with ten years of hard work under our belts, is what truly makes us great.
It is exciting to sit down and write about where we are, how we got here, and where we are going. It is awe-inspiring to consider the excellence of the TEAM that keeps us moving, and it makes me so proud as I stand in front of Admirals, Generals, and captains of industry telling the story of how our products and solutions make a significant difference to the warfighters who defend our nation. Fuse is building software defined networking systems that are changing the way operators communicate, along with rugged servers for aircraft and unmanned systems. We are building software that gives operators unprecedented vision into complex systems running on remote vehicles deployed around the world. We are building technical solutions for Fighters and Command and Control aircraft that make it easy and intuitive to stay connected, to communicate, and to accomplish the mission. We got here by being passionate about our work, believing there is always a solution within reach, and caring about each other as a team.
Since 2010 we have worked through ups and downs. Like any good startup we went through periods of trying to figure out what we would do ‘when we grew up’ and adjusted our approach, our process, and our products. While at the 10 year mark I feel like we have learned a lot, I don’t think we are anywhere near the end of our evolution and learning. Our products are more refined, or processes have become more detailed and consistent; and we still have so much more to do. There are and will be more challenges, upsets, and victories to come.
Fuse is transitioning from research and development to fieldling and supporting our products. We continue to innovate and grow with a rapid-prototyping approach that is tightly connected to the user. And in the next ten years I am confident we will see deployment of our systems on a wide variety of platforms and deep into multiple markets.
It is exciting to think about what the future holds for Fuse, and it is exciting to come to work every day with a team so passionate and capable. I am proud of the first 10 years of Fuse and the incredible team that has made it possible, and I look forward to what lies ahead.