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Indonesian Navy Orders Corvette Simulators

April 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Indonesian Navy has ordered two NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulators, each with a 270-degree field of view projected on a cylindrical screen, from VSTEP, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The simulator bridges match the actual SIGMA Class Corvette bridge, allowing efficient and true-to-life bridge operations and navigation training. The Indonesian Navy also ordered five custom built ports, and customized navigation screens. VSTEP cooperated with local development and implementation partners, to increase the local content.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Simulation Contract

April 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $146 million. The award will provide for the services in support of the Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability. The Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Grumman to Modernize U.S. Army Training Centers

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Va., a six-year contract to modernize the existing instrumentation systems at the National Training and the Joint Readiness Training centers. Northrop Grumman will modernize the range data measurement system and observer controller communication system portions of the range communication system at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The company also will modernize the observer controller communication system and range data measurement system at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

CAE to Provide C-130B-H Simulator Training

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Fla., is being awarded a $12,500,000 maximum ceiling, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for C-130B-H simulator training. The location of the performance is Tampa Bay, Fla. The contracting activity is the Air Education Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. 

L-3 to Support Nuclear Weapons Effects Simulator Program

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

L-3 Services Inc., of San Leandro, Calif., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery /indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for research and development, engineering and test support services for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, (DTRA) in support of the Nuclear Weapons Effects Simulator Program. The maximum value of the ID/IQ contract is $48,965,000. The contracting activity is the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

DARPA Modifies Simulation Contract

August 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Intific Incorporated, Hampton, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,334,720 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. In-scope modification was issued under the Insight Program to continue the development of the virtual environment, a high-fidelity simulation of the physical test bed and Exploitation and Resource Management System operation together in a closed loop and demonstrate its capability for real-time simulation. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins to Modify and Upgrade E-2C Trainers

July 27, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions Limited Liability Corporation, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,462,924 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise options for software modifications and trainer obsolescence upgrades for the E-2C aircraft's weapon systems trainers and simulated maintenance trainer as the aircraft moves into sunset/sundown. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Provide P-8A Trainers

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $28,220,216 contract modification for 22 flight management system trainers; 44 mission systems desktop trainers; two desktop training environments; and updates to the instructional system's design for courseware for the Air Combat Training Continuum in support of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for all spares, support, and tools associated with these training devices and non-destructive inspection, training devices and courseware. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Upgrade P-8A Trainer Software

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded an $11,655,663 contract modification for the Block 9.2 software upgrade of the Operational Flight Trainer, the Weapons Tactics Trainer, and the Part Task Trainer in support of the Low Rate Initial Production I, P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft. This modification also includes the procurement of a Mission System Desktop Trainer. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Support Marine Tactical Warfare Simulation

May 14, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Services Incorporated, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,633,769 firm-fixed-price contract to provide software analysis, design, development, testing, integration, verification, documentation, and support for the Marine Air Ground Task Force Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) system. Post Deployment Software Support  (PDSS) shall include the software analysis, design, development, testing, integration, verification, documentation, and support for the yearly maintenance and release of the MTWS system, to include the Model Application Network (MAN), Model System Control (MSC), Model Display Station (MDS), Combat Analysis and Review Toolkit (CART), CART client, Apex, Model High-Level Architecture Bridge (MHB), and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I)components. The yearly maintenance will also include the configuration management, system administration, information assurance, system architecture, and program management to support any releases of an MTWS system. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.


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