Lockheed Martin Leads U.S. Army's National Training Center Development
ORLANDO, FL, 20-FEB-03 -- Lockheed Martin was chosen by the U.S. Army as the lead system integrator for the National Training Center Objective Instrumentation System effort. The contract, worth approximately $35 million, was awarded by the Program Executive Office for Simulation and Training (PEO STRI) based in Orlando. As the lead systems integrator (LSI), Orlando-based Lockheed Martin Information Systems will have prime contractor responsibilities for the acquisition, integration and fielding of the upgrade to the current capability at the National Training Center facility located at Ft Irwin, California.
The National Training Center conducts force-on-force exercises using engagement simulation and force-on-target exercises utilizing targets and live ammunition at brigade level. Upgrades planned under Lockheed Martin's LSI contract include enhanced battlefield realism, support for the digitized forces using the latest computer based command and control systems and the incorporation of technological advances to allow for superior data collection and feedback to the units training.
Our customers' readiness is our business, said John Hallal, President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems. The Army's modernization of their largest live training center will include the lead systems integrator, Lockheed Martin, choosing and integrating the best-of-breed technology that meets the common training instrumentation architectural requirements.
The National Training Center Objective Instrumentation System, or NTC-OIS, will be developed, integrated and fielded over the next four years with an initial operational capability in 2006. Lockheed Martin will run subcontract competitions for many of the NTC-OIS component development efforts in partnership with the U.S. Army's Program Engineering Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. Lockheed Martin's ongoing investment in training system technologies includes an aggressive outsourcing initiative that placed the firm third among the top 50 U.S. corporations in providing multicultural business opportunities.
NTC-OIS is the first program resulting from the U.S. Army's Common Training Instrumentation Architecture product line awarded to Lockheed Martin in March 2001. The Common Training Instrumentation Architecture program is developing a live training product-line architecture encompassing a wide range of products, from fixed combat training centers to home station training systems that provide live training to Army units at their present locations or deployed.