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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.

CACI to Train Mobilizing Soldiers

January 7, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, was recently awarded an $8 million contract to provide simulation-supported battle command staff training exercises for pre- and post-mobilizing soldiers. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army National Guard Awards Virtual Combat Trainers Contract to Raydon

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Raydon Corporation, Daytona Beach, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $15 million contract to provide 21 virtual combat operations trainers upgraded from version 1.1 to version 3.1. The National Guard Bureau Operational Contracting Center, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Support Air Vehicle Simulation

December 28, 2010
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $11 million contract for technical and engineering services in support of the Naval Air Systems Command's Air Vehicle Engineering Department and the manned flight simulator/air combat environment test and evaluation facilities. Services to be provided support the development and utilization of advanced air vehicle technology for evaluating air vehicle flying qualities and controllability, developing simulation software, and building prototype simulations. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Applied Research to Provide Injury Modeling Tools

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was recently awarded a potential $11 million contract for requirements analysis for human injury and treatment modeling tools. The contractor will determine the requirements and identify scenarios for use in demonstrating a computer modeling tool for predicting human injury incapacitation, and medical response requirements associated with blast attacks in shipboard environments. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Eight Firms to Support Simulators Under $900 Million Effort

December 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Eight companies-The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri; CAE USA Incorporated, Tampa, Florida; Computer Sciences Corporation, Orlando, Florida; Cubic Worldwide Technical Services Incorporated, San Diego, California; Engineering Support Personnel Incorporated, Orlando; Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania; L-3 Link Simulation & Training Division, Arlington, Texas; and LB&B Associates Incorporated, Columbia, Maryland-are each being awarded contracts to support more than 900 training simulators for the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force and the governments of Kuwait and Malaysia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Services include operations and maintenance support, instruction, training device modifications, training device relocations, training system management, in-service engineering office support, spares/product support, and other related trainer support services. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is $900 million, and each contractor will be provided an opportunity to compete for individual task orders. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, is the contracting activity.

Cubic Awarded Simulation Center Support Contract

November 5, 2010
By George Seffers

Cubic Applications Incorporated (CAI) has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value close to $35 million to provide simulation and network services to support battle simulations and battle command systems for the Joint Multinational Simulation Center (JMSC) located at Grafenwöhr, Germany, and five other European sites. The JMSC is an element of the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), the training command of U.S. Army Europe. The JMTC is the largest training command outside the continental United States. JMTC range and maneuver complexes, simulation centers, classrooms and facilities provide realistic and relevant training to U.S. Army, Joint Service, NATO, and allied units and leaders.

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