HigherEchelon provides highly specialized technical engineering expertise and project management on a variety of defense programs at the secret and above classification level related to advanced sensors, avionics, and missile defense technology. HigherEchelon manages its Engineering work in compliance with professional standards for program and project management based on Project Management Institute (PMI®) guidelines, and professional engineering standards.

HigherEchelon supports the development and integration of digital Models & Simulations (M&S), Software (SW), Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL), and Interoperability test beds for various government programs. Our team provides engineering design, analysis, risk identification, software development, testing, configuration management, risk management framework, and software and platform (hardware) integration.

HigherEchelon’s experts support test and evaluation (T&E) of software and software products for tactical system deliveries. Our Engineering experience includes:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Independent Verification and Validation
  • Risk Identification
  • Testing and Evaluation

Examples of our work:

Institutional Conduct of Fire Trainer (ICOFT)

HigherEchelon supports the development of the Institutional Conduct of Fire Trainer (ICOFT), a virtual reality Avenger Air Defense System simulator with software engineers and System Administrators. The ICOFT serves as a realistic and cost-effective training aid, familiarizing new Soldiers with the decision-making processes behind air defense engagements.

AH-64D Apache

Our team provides software engineering support to the AH-64D APACHE attack helicopter program at the Software Build Environment (SBE) Lab. This includes providing support maintenance and continued improvements of the embedded operational flight software (OFP) for the “brains” of the helicopter, creation of the testbed for independent verification and validation software changes (CTE), as well as the actual independent verification and validation of these software changes.

STARS Program

HigherEchelon’s Software Engineers in the Sensor, Test, Analysis, Requirements, & Simulation (STARS) program support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) by providing analysis and improvements to the nations radar systems. HigherEchelon provides support in all phases of the software development cycle, including software specification and requirements, software design, software coding, and software testing. HigherEchelon provides support for design, implementation, and verification of software systems, subsystems, components, and tools possessing significant functionality.

If you have a project that requires highly specialized engineering or project management expertise, then contact HigherEchelon.