Lockheed Martin Delivers 300th CCTT Training Module to the U.S. Army
ORLANDO, FL, March 27th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin this week delivers the U.S. Army's 300th Close Combat Tactical Trainer unit. This simulator, which uses virtual reality technology, is one of three that will complete the Army's training site in Korea. Lockheed Martin supplies the U.S. Army with Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) equipment to train soldiers in tactically employing a variety of combat vehicles including M1A1 and M1A2 tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and HMMWV. The contract is administered by the U.S. Army's Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) based in Orlando.
"This delivery milestone ensures our customer's ability to train the warfighter worldwide in a cost effective and efficient manner," said Lockheed Martin Information Systems President John Hallal. "The use of reconfigurable simulators reduces the Army's total cost of ownership during the entire program lifecycle."
Upon completion of the installation, 28 CCTT units will operate at Camp Casey, Korea including ten new production simulators, as well as workstations supporting After-Action Review and Computer Generated Forces.
"This is a significant milestone that demonstrates the sustained professionalism and commitment of the Government/Contractor/User Integrated Development Team to successfully field the Army's premier virtual combined arms training system," said Col. Wellsford V. Barlow, Project Manager for Combined Arms Tactical Trainers at the U.S. Army's Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM).
CCTT simulators are produced at Lockheed Martin Information Systems in Orlando. Lockheed Martin Information Systems received the CCTT Development contract award in 1992 and began full-rate production in 1999. The Army recently extended program production through 2005.
The CCTT simulators with an enhanced display system increase the Army's flexibility by allowing training system conversions to take place in the field. The new CCTT simulators deployed in Korea can 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.
Lockheed Martin Training is a leader in the design, development, installation, operation and integration of training and simulation systems for global defense, civil, and commercial markets. Training products and services in the Lockheed Martin portfolio span the training continuum of live, virtual, constructive and test-instrumentation domains for flight, naval, and ground systems applications. Addressing this continuum with military products ranging from high fidelity virtual simulators to modern wargaming models, Lockheed Martin offers tailored solutions to address readiness needs.
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