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24 May 2023

USAF Global Strike Command Announces Progress on Fuse-Supported AgilePod TENTaCLE Program

“The backbone of the U.S.’s strategic bomber force, the B-52 Stratofortress, will soon demonstrate advanced communications capabilities through the new AgilePod, enabling a modernized, further-reaching, more secure communication on the historic aircraft.”

TSgt Andrew Groff, 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament technician, adjusts an AgilePod onto a B-52 Stratofortress, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 10, 2023. The AgilePod is a multi-function pod built to integrate advanced communications capabilities for the B-52 across all domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nia Jacobs)

That’s the opening of a press release published on the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) website, spotlighting progress on its AgilePod program.

Nate Dawn, Chief of the AFGSC Strategic Plans and Programs Modernization, Integration, and Technology Transition Branch, is quoted in the article: “Our goal is to accelerate and integrate disruptive technologies onto the B-52, B-1, and possibly other patrol-class aircraft.” 

On Feb. 22, test pilots with the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron completed the initial flight test of the AgilePod.

Fuse is an industry partner on the AgilePod program, as the payload integrator and designer of the TENTaCLE (Tactical Edge Network Targeting in a Contested Long-Range Environment) advanced communications technology.

To learn more, read the full article on the AFGSC website

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.

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