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MEI to Provide Wargaming Support and Simulation Systems

August 17, 2011
By George Seffers

MEI Technologies Incorporated, Houston, Texas, is being awarded a cost-reimbursable and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth about $7 million to provide research and development for war gaming efforts to include development of weapon simulators, environments, and coordination of large, multi-agency war games in support of advancing the state of the art in technology development and advancement of war gaming scenarios. In addition, all necessary materials to include any hardware, facilities, supplies, travel, labor, supplies, and services to perform war gaming. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

OptiMetrics to Develop Decontamination Simulation

August 5, 2011
By George Seffers

OptiMetrics Incorporated, Abingdon, Maryland, was awarded a nearly $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and implementation of advanced models, simulation and analytical tools to increase the capacity of decontamination services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Tapestry Solutions Provides Simulation in Europe and Africa

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Tapestry Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, was awarded an approximate $11 million firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract for the managing and operating battle simulation training services for U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Africa. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany, is the contracting activity.

Four Firms Awarded Integrated Training Contract

July 11, 2011
By George Seffers

URS Federal Support Services Incorporated, Germantown, Maryland; Calibre Systems Incorporated, Alexandria, Virginia; Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia; and Parsons Infrastructure, Washington, D.C., were awarded a more than $24 million contract for the support services to develop, deliver and enable an operationally relevant and totally integrated live, virtual, constructive and gaming training environment. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Hensel Phelps to Construct F-35B Simulation Facility

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded an approximate $70 million contract for construction of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter training facility and training hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The proposed new construction will consist of a new training and simulator facility and a new multi-story hangar facility. The new training and simulator facility will include flight simulator spaces, training classrooms, briefing and debriefing rooms, network equipment rooms, administrative offices, and mechanical and electrical rooms. The new training hangar will include an aircraft maintenance bay, shop, administrative areas, data network areas, briefing and debriefing rooms, and mechanical and electrical rooms. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Army Procures Simulators to Train Afghan Air Corps

June 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded a potential $31 million contract to provide simulation training technology and logistics support to assist the U.S. Army as it prepares to transition security responsibilities to the Afghan National Army Air Corps. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, based in Orlando, Florida, awarded the contract. Within an 18-month period, Fidelity will deliver four simulators: MI-17 flight training device, G-222 flight training device, G-222 basic aviation training device and G-222 fuselage load trainer. The simulators will help train Afghan warfighters in support of the Combined Security Transition Command, a multinational military formation designed to train and develop security forces, including the Afghan National Army Air Corps, headquartered in Kabul.

Sundt Construction to Build Yuma Simulation Facility

June 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Sundt Construction Incorporated, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a potential $19 million task order for construction of a simulator facility at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The simulator building will also include a 49-person classroom, mission planning/rehearsal room, conference room, full mission simulators repair shop and spares, training devise database generation system, training system support center, flight equipment room, break room, and associated administrative, training support and security office areas. The proposed new construction will also include a garage area to house six deployable mission rehearsal trainers and six separate deployable alternating current power units. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Supply Gunnery Trainers to Saudi Arabia

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, was recently awarded a nearly $32 million contract to provide for the acquisition of four Mobile Advanced Gunnery Training Systems and eight Deployable Advanced Gunnery Training Systems, with new-equipment training and logistics support, for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

NASA AWARDS CONTRACT MODIFICATION TO L-3

February 9, 2011
By George Seffers

NASA has signed a contract modification increasing the not-to-exceed value of a support contract with L-3 Services of Fairfax, Virginia, by $49 million, bringing the total value of the contract to $98 million. The contract provides simulation and software technology support to Johnson Space Center's Software, Robotics and Simulation Division in the fields of design, development, testing and operations of intelligent systems, robotic systems, spacecraft flight software systems and real-time simulation systems. This work supports the development and operations of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, the Orion project, the Mission Operations Directorate training systems project and advanced programs for exploration.

ACI to Support Hawaii Army National Guard with Virtual Trainers

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

ACI, Orlando, Florida, recently announced the award of a $2 million contract for the acquisition of 10 TrainAsYouFight simulation systems by the Hawaii Army National Guard. ACI's pilot installation of the Immersive Group Simulation system in 2008 marked the first time a state National Guard unit employed dismounted infantry simulation powered by gaming technology as an integrated feature of the training curriculum. ACI's TrainAsYouFight technology includes weapon instrumentation, wireless helmet-mounted displays, portable optical tracking technology, 60 gigahertz wireless high-definition video technology and 128-bit encryption.

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