AEVEX Aerospace Partners with SMX to Support U.S. Africa Command ARIES Task Order, Providing PED Services for Manned and Unmanned Platforms

AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft and advanced technological solutions across a broad range of government and commercial clients, announced today it has been selected as part of the SMX team to support the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) providing processing exploitation and dissemination (PED) services on the AFRICOM Reconnaissance Intelligence Exploitation Services (ARIES) task order. AEVEX will place highly experienced aerospace intelligence analysts within multiple countries on the African continent over the next seven years, providing critical PED resources to support manned and unmanned platforms, as well as supplying post mission products that include the fusion of multiple intelligence types with open-source intelligence. The award comes as Unified Combatant Commands stress the need for increased capabilities of command, control, communications, computer, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR).

“We are honored to engage with our mission client through the ARIES project,” said Robert Horky, Chief Growth Officer at AEVEX Aerospace. Horky continued, “AEVEX is committed to delivering actionable information as our analysts process collected intelligence in near real-time while aircraft are on mission. Transnational threat networks are expanding in Africa and threaten the stability of the continent; our support of expeditionary PED operations within the AFRICOM theater will help negate these drivers of conflict.”

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions.  The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering, sensor integration and sustainment, aircraft modification and certification, mission operations services, advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions, and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools.  AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the US Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses.  AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. For more information, visit

About SMX

SMX, an OceanSound Partners company, is a leader in next-generation cloud, C5ISR, and advanced engineering and IT solutions operating in close proximity to clients across the U.S. and around the globe. SMX delivers scalable and secure solutions combined with the mission expertise needed to accelerate outcomes for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Public Sector, Fortune 1000 and other public and private sector clients. For more information, please visit


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Phone: 858.704.4125

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