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General Dynamics Wins Range Training System Support Contract

September 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $48,759,323 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery contract for the modernization of U.S. Marine Corps Range Training Systems (RTSs), providing for production, test, installation, and delivery of the RTSs, in support of Program Manager Training Systems, Orlando, Fla. The contractor shall perform a mix of systems and logistics engineering, design, development and systems integration, and training and installation of the systems, for use at Marine Corps training ranges worldwide. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-13-D-7803).

FlightSafety Receives KC-10 Training System Contract Modification

September 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

FlightSafety Services Corp., Centennial, Colo., has been awarded a $19,876,585 modification (P02A5) to previously awarded contract F33657-01-D-2078 for support of the KC-10 Aircrew Training Systems. The contract modification exercises the seventh program year to provide total acquisition and support for all KC-10 training devices to include Operation and Training System Support Center, Training Management System support, on-site contractor logistics support (CLS), obsolescence and technology insertion, student instruction, CLS on-site maintenance/spares/consumables/repairs, and support equipment maintenance/calibration for aircrew training devices. Contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

U.S. Army Procures Apache Longbow Crew Trainer

September 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded an $11,427,527 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year contract modification (P00001) of contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0086) to exercise the option to procure one additional Longbow crew trainer for the Apache helicopter program. The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Sonalysts to Provide GPS Training System

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Sonalysts, Waterford, Conn., has been being awarded a $17,149,698 modification (P00038) on a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8806-08-C-0001) for Standard Space Trainer (SST) Global Positioning System Next Generation Operation Control System Mission Specific Vendor Plug-In. The contract modification is for development of a training system to operate within the SST training environment. Space and Missile Systems Center Range and Network Division, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.        

Raydon to Deliver Driver Trainer Systems

June 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raydon Corporation, Port Orange, Fla., announced today it was awarded a multi-year contract with a value in excess of $40 million from the Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation to design, develop and deliver common driver trainer systems for a variety of tactical vehicles. The Common Driver Trainer system consists of virtual trainers, which will be used to train members of the armed forces in the operation of the combat vehicles being fielded to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and to bases in both Korea and Japan, as well as technical refresh to existing common driver trainer systems fielded through the United States.

Cubic to Provide Simulation System to Israel

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Cubic Simulation Systems Inc., Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $19,930,555 modification to a previously award firm-fixed-price, foreign-military-sales (FMS) contract for the procurement of Israeli Defense Forces Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 Plus Systems and related services. The Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

SEDNA to Develop Simulation Software

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

SEDNA Digital Solutions LLC, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a potential $56,069,678 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering and technical services for high fidelity simulation/stimulation and common processing system software development. This effort is the result of Small Business Innovation Research topic number N05-059, High Fidelity Front End Simulation for Complex Physics Based Processing System.  It includes engineering services and support for the development integration, test, demonstration and certification of a high fidelity sensor level stimulation and common processing system. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

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.


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