In 2004, Joe Fluet, the Founder of MAG, traded in his courthouse business attire for combat battle dress and deployed to Afghanistan with a mission: to build an Afghan Air Force. While deployed, he saw firsthand the critical role Aerial ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) played in the success of the mission, providing real-time situational awareness that saved lives, time, and resources. Five years later, Joe recruited Joe Paull, France Hoang, Sam Sblendorio, and Matt Bartlett — proven operators with business acumen honed at some of the most well-respected aerospace companies in the industry — and together they set out to build an Aerial ISR company that everyone wants to work with, for, and through. MAG partnered with the Clairvest Group in 2013 when they made a minority investment in the company.
In 8 years, MAG has become the leading independent provider of manned/unmanned full-spectrum outsourced ISR services, with 900+ employees operating 200+ platforms over 98,000 flight hours annually on 5 continents. MAG offers turnkey ISR services (ISR Operations, ISR Training, ISR Technical Services) and other specialty aviation through a technology agnostic approach to government, international, and commercial customers globally. MAG has secured diverse contracts with highly sought after customers across multiple end markets. Operational highlights:
- MAG provides and operates contractor-owned/contractor-operated aircraft and crews to provide real-time intelligence collection and surveillance for multiple US Government customers
- MAG provides pilots and flight operations support for ISR operations worldwide
- MAG provides sensor operators, training, and analytical support for sensor systems in addition to on-ground Processing/Exploitation/Dissemination worldwide
- MAG provides all aspects of technical management, training and logistics to support the full-spectrum of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
MAG serves its customers’ ISR needs anywhere in the world under extreme and austere operating conditions ranging from the jungles of South America to the mountains of Afghanistan to the coasts of the world’s oceans.