U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin Training CCTT Bradley Fighting Vehicle Trainer Upgrade
ORLANDO, FL, 18-MAY-01 -- Lockheed Martin Information Systems (NYSE: LMT) has won a contract worth up to $17 million for 77 kits to allow reconfiguration of Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) Bradley Fighting Vehicle simulators to match configurations fielded by the U.S. Army. The new simulator kits will enable CCTT simulators deployed in the United States and Korea to be rapidly reconfigured in the field to support the specific training need of the soldier. Reconfigurable simulators enhance training value and expand throughput by enabling soldiers to receive training for specific tactical vehicle configurations without requiring travel to remote training facilities. The new kits provide the capabilities of the newest generation of Bradley Fighting Vehicles including; digitized Command and Control, 2nd generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), Commander's Independent Viewer, automated ballistics solutions and target tracking software.
Lockheed Martin's investment and expertise in reconfigurable variant simulator technology enables us to lower cost for the customer and provide more flexible training, said Lockheed Martin Information Systems President John Hallal. The use of reconfigurable simulators, including lower cost kits, reduces the Army's total cost of ownership during the entire program lifecycle.
Under the five-year contract awarded by the U.S. Army's Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM), Lockheed Martin Information Systems will perform development and production in Orlando through August 2006. Lockheed Martin has attained extensive small business participation with seventy percent of this contract allocated to small business teammates.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems, a unit of Lockheed Martin Training, is the prime contractor for CCTT. The CCTT simulators train armor, cavalry, and mechanized infantry platoons through battalion and task force on doctrinal mission training plan collective tasks.
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