Patriot Excalibur

    We’re starting to use this new Patriot Excalibur (PEX) program at work.  It’s pretty versatile, but the learning process for everyone has been a bit disjointed.  We’re hoping to have it minimally capable by next week.  I just hope it eventually does everything we hope it can.  

    The only big complaint I’ve had about being a fighter pilot is the big difference between a fighter pilot and a professional athlete is that the professional athlete doesn’t have to keep his own stats.  PEX should go a long way towards automating the record-keeping. 

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4 Responses to Patriot Excalibur

  1. Claus says:

    Hi there!

    Interesting post. We are currently looking in to get PEX at my work as well.

    Do you have any lessons learned that might help the proces.

    Best regards and check six

  2. Tony says:


    The 46th Test Wing here at Eglin AFB holds a week long class once a month to spin up new PEX users. Their website is If you need some training, that’s the place to be. Be advised: they’re the only ones that do the training, and the classes might have a waiting list. If you need other info, let me know. Maybe I can track it down for you.


  3. Obviousman says:


    How have things gone for you with PEX? The latest release (5.6 @ Aug 2012) has been a great tool though there are still areas which can be improved (Mission Board, and greater use of Silverlight for a Gantt-style display). Would like to hear how its been going for your unit.

  4. Chris Penningroth says:

    PEX? I haven’t been in a job in which it has been used for a few years. It looks like it may be entering a companion community but for now I don’t think it we’re planning to start using it, not before I retire, anyway! Thanks for the comment!

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