Lockheed Martin Training Awarded $25 Million Contract
ORLANDO, FL, 18-APR-01 -- Lockheed Martin Training has received the U.S. Army's first award under the Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) Omnibus Contract (STOC) for live domain training. Under the award, Lockheed Martin's Information Systems business in Orlando will develop the common training instrumentation architecture (CTIA) for all Army training ranges. The cost plus fixed fee contract is worth an estimated $25 million over the next 30 months. The CTIA program will develop an architecture for a product line approach to support live training across a wide range of products, from Combat Training Centers (CTC) to Homestation Instrumentation Training Systems (HITS). CTIA architecture will provide a development foundation for future live training ranges as the Army modernizes their live training tools over the next decade or more. Lockheed Martin Information Systems - an element of Lockheed Martin Training - recently qualified for STOC awards in all four domains; live, virtual, constructive, and test-instrumentation.
With this contract award, we will continue the integrated product team and partnership approach we've used successfully with STRICOM for over five years, working toward an architecture that is robust and flexible, and which is critical to force readiness, said Lockheed Martin Information Systems President John Hallal. Our team understands the future needs and technical challenges associated with the requirement to integrate virtual, live, and constructive training systems with the Army's current and future operational systems.
Lockheed Martin Training is the developer of many of the Army's premier training and test systems in the live, virtual, constructive, and test-instrumentation domains. Systems developed and delivered to date include ground simulators to train war fighters to maneuver as units through photo-realistic virtual synthetic environments, live-fire targetry and tactical engagement systems that train soldiers to operate in the stress and lethality of combat, and constructive simulations that will prepare Army leaders to address future conflicts.
CTIA meets our training instrumentation and tactical engagement simulation system architecture requirements, and serves as the foundation for future live training, said Brig. Gen. Stephen M. Seay, Commanding General, U.S. Army Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation Command. The importance to the Army of a holistic architecture to guide our development of training products for legacy, interim and objective weapon systems and formations is critical to achieving Army transformation.
Lockheed Martin Training, a leader in the design, development, installation, operation and integration of training and simulation systems for global defense, civil, and commercial markets, combines the training capabilities of five existing companies under a common banner. The operations represented are: Information Systems, Orlando, Florida; Missiles & Fire Control, Dallas, Texas; Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems, Akron, Ohio; Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems, Manassas, Virginia; and Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems, Owego, New York. Products and services in the Lockheed Martin Training line of business portfolio span the training continuum of live, virtual, and constructive domains for flight, naval, and ground systems applications. Addressing this continuum with products ranging from high fidelity virtual simulators to modern wargaming models and full-service schoolhouse operations, Lockheed Martin Training offers tailored solutions to address readiness needs.