12 November 2018. The restoration effort of an Army UH-1C Huey Gunship has been completed and transferred as of Veterans Day, 12 November 2018. ICE donated an indoor space for this effort in January 2017. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) restored the Army UH-1C Huey Gunship with complete armament systems (demilitarized). The restored static aircraft will be displayed at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Museum in Mesa, Arizona to support Army Aviation history, and to help Vietnam Veterans to better relate their Vietnam experiences.
November 2018. As part of our goal to seek continuous improvement in all aspects of our business, ICE has made export compliance a priority and is ensuring our employees have the knowledge and tools necessary to find effective solutions to mitigate the risks associated with shipping to and from foreign parties. Export law can be complex and so training is important. Valerie Phillips is one of our Contract Administrators, and our lead export specialist. She completed the four day course offered by the Export Compliance Training Institute®. This covered the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulation (EAR), as governed by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
October 2018. ICE is pleased to announce the addition of a fifth CNC milling machine to increase rapid prototyping capabilities and production capacity and throughput. ICE is committed to meeting the expectations of our customers, and through further investment in production capabilities ICE has expanded the throughput and quality capability of our machine shop.
October 2018. ICE has hired a full-time Contract Field Service Representative (CFSR) employee in Taiwan to provide Longbow Apache TESS training, exercise support and maintenance.
October 2018. Lifecycle replacement and updates included the addition of Rack-mounted Relay Units (RRUs) at the Alexandria International Airport Intermediate Staging Base (ISB), replacement of obsolete computers, assessment of the JRTC network infrastructure, and integration of an Aviation Gateway Network Simulator.
May 2018. ICE completed manufacturing, production and delivery of UAE Home Station TESS; including air, ground, support equipment and spares. This effort was accomplished within a one year time frame per Customer request. New Equipment Training will occur in October-November.
November 2017. ICE completed audit and certification of our Quality Management System for compliance with AS9100D Aerospace Industry Standards. Certification covers end-to-end services from design to manufacturing to fielding of aviation and ground defense systems.
September 2017. Contract renewed for another five years of TESS Support for the 120th Infantry Brigade at Fort Hood, TX. This five person team has the primary responsibility to provide and maintain a state-of-the-art trained workforce. This includes installation of the Customer's TESS equipment on various helicopter platforms, setup of the telemetry network to monitor and record training activities, and fielding support of instrumented ground Opposing/Blue Forces (OPFOR/BLUFOR). ICE has maintained a permanent presence at Fort Hood since 1998.