by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2016
Lockheed Martin has received a $147 million contract modification for work on the U.S. Army's close combat tactical trainer.
The modification allows a continuation of engineering, materials and equipment, personnel, testing, technical management and logistical support needed to complete trainer system upgrades.
Work locations will be determined with each order, and all work is estimated to be completed by September 2017.
The close combat tactical trainer integrates all facets of combat vehicle operations, immersing troops in the scenarios they will face on the battlefield, Lockheed said.
Units train and are validated in tactics, doctrine, weapons systems, mission planning and rehearsals using the trainer.
It presents logistics, artillery, mortar and aviation units with realistic terrain in which soldiers move, shoot and communicate by operating combat vehicles and employing simulated weapon systems.
The trainer encompasses the reconfigurable vehicle simulator and the reconfigurable vehicle tactical trainer, providing real-time, collective training to units of all sizes.
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Work will be performed in Georgia and is expected to be completed by April 2020.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the contracting activity.
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