Special Operations Aviation Support
Envisioneering, Inc. provides critical technical and engineering support to the United States Army's elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Ft Campbell, KY in the Systems Integration and Management Office (SIMO) and the Aviation Maintenance Division (AMD)
Rotary Wing Aviation Engineering Services, Systems Acquisition, Integration, Maintenance Test and Evaluation
Envisioneering, Inc. provides critical technical and engineering support to the United States Army's elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR (A)) at Ft Campbell, KY in the Systems Integration and Management Office (SIMO) and the Aviation Maintenance Division (AMD). The 160th SOAR (A) uses specially modified aircraft and highly trained pilots and aircrews to support Special Operations forces worldwide. The integration of modern and sophisticated mission equipment is a critical requirement for these successful operations. Envisioneering provides professional analytical, technology, and logistics services to support modernization and sustainment of select aircraft and associated mission equipment to the Systems Integration and Management Office (SIMO).
The primary mission of SIMO is to facilitate the modernization and sustainment of these highly modified rotary wing aircraft and their associated mission equipment. To accomplish this mission, the SIMO team functions as the front-line technical interface between the user organization and the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO) in Fort Eustis, VA, the product developer. Envisioneering's team of contractors at Ft. Campbell are required to interact and cooperate with various agencies or entities in the design, testing, simulation, and deployment of assorted aircraft and possess a broad understanding of the fundamentals of systems acquisition.
The company’s work efforts are in support of aircraft modifications, unmanned systems, simulation, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), avionics to include Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE), sensors, mission planning, armament systems, ground support equipment, special tools and test equipment, and flight and ground test activities. Several members of the team are required to perform their duties while engaged in flight in Government aircraft.
Envisioneering is a proud corporate sponsor of the Night Stalker Association whose mission is to support Night Stalkers and their families. Each year Envisioneering presents the Aviation Mechanic of the Year award to an exceptional active duty Night Stalker who performed aviation repairs under extreme conditions and duress to meet mission objectives.
Systems Engineering and Integration
The Envisioneering team within SIMO provides a variety of support for the 160th SOAR warfighters and their specially modified MH-6, MH-60 and MH-47 helicopters. Envisioneering performs advanced rotorcraft systems engineering, primarily in avionics and aircraft survivability equipment, but also encompassing ancillary systems, such as C4I equipment and Voice and Digital Recorders. Envisioneering personnel are well-versed in the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS).
Test and Evaluation (T&E) Support
Associated with our support of the SIMO, we design operational tests of prototype systems and equipment, perform and/or monitor testing, and collect and analyze test results. Our T&E engineers work closely with Army personnel to ensure the needs of the warfighter will be met prior to full-scale production and deployment. Envisioneering employees are located in the SIMO Test and Evaluation cell and are responsible for developing test plans, collecting the data from these plans and coordinating efforts to gain an Airworthiness Release (AWR) for new systems.
Envisioneering employees also play a key role in issues involving current and future ASE systems on the unit's aircraft. This includes everything from the identification of impending requirements through the development of test plans and subsequent integration of the selected system. The Envisioneering team provides support to the SIMO Avionics and Software cell where the employees are responsible for working with the end-users on the flightline to refine a requirement and then work with industry partners and the program office to develop an acquisition strategy and associated testing requirements. This ranges from everything such as new radios to more complex systems like Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors for the fleet.
Logistics Support Operations
Envisioneering provides a robust team to the logistics cell, which covers every aspect of logistics. The employees provide basic property book accountability for everything from items or components to the actual aircraft while the airframes are under the control of SIMO until they are transferred back to the line unit. The logistics cell support also encompasses close coordination with the SOFSA facility to provide required parts for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance to airframes located at the SOFSA facility. The logistics cell is responsible for coordinating all logistical requirements for the reset program that is currently being supplemented by the U.S. Army. Envisioneering employees also play a critical role in SIMO's mission to provide logistical and maintenance support for the fleet of aircraft within the 160th SOAR inventory and cover initial fielding and sustainment until final disposition of a retired system.