ARES Security will procure and enhance the ARES Security AVERT Physical Security software for use by U.S. Air Force (USAF) Security Forces under a new $1.7 million Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) contract awarded by the USAF Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Hanscom Air Force Base Electronic Systems Engineering Directorate.
The Avert Physical Security software will be used by the USAF Security Forces and is designed to transform installation/base security by increasing security effectiveness while reducing costs.
AVERT Physical Security provides the USAF digital engineering technology to improve risk management and increase security effectiveness to support the warfighter and installation mission goals. AVERT uses digital twin 3D models, analytics, simulations, and artificial intelligence to improve how Security Forces assess, train, and respond in ways which increase security effectiveness while at the same time reduce costs.
The work will be conducted in the Air Force’s Force Protection System Integration Lab (SIL) at the Northeastern University Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA. This state-of-the-art lab has been established as a facility where the USAF, industry, academia, and state/local government can collaborate and experiment in real-time to test and deploy innovative digital engineering solutions required by Security Forces to meet rapidly changing requirements.
“Innovation is required to stay ahead of adversaries that threaten U.S. assets and people,” said Ben Eazzetta, CEO of ARES Security. “With AVERT we are committed to improve mission results at a reduced cost in response to increasing security challenges.”
“AVERT really is a game changer for us. Its advanced modeling and simulation engine allows us to optimize our base defense systems in response to rapidly evolving threats, helping us stay one step ahead of our enemies,” said Major Jareth Lamb, Chief, Force Protection Modernization Branch AFLCMC/HBUM.