Lockheed Martin Awarded $37 Million Contract to Provide Trainers, Simulator to U.S. Army
ORLANDO, FL, 08/26/2008 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce a Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator and the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT/CCTT-RVS) for the U.S. Army, providing Soldiers with the latest skills to defeat adaptive and intelligent adversaries. The initial one-year contract valued at $37 million has three options which, if exercised, could bring the total contract value to $147 million.
Reconfigurable trainers fulfill one of the Army's desires to increase home station training giving soldiers more time with their families, said Jim Craig, vice president of the Ground, Maritime and Civil Solutions business at Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support. It will be the most realistic training environment for convoy operations and will give the Army the flexibility to upgrade scenarios to meet future needs.
The first generation Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer (VCCT) provided convoy training for drivers, gunners, communicators and decision-makers - each according to the unique requirements of their position, tactical circumstances and unit or service standard operating procedure. CCTT-RVS brought convoy and reconnaissance training into the Army institutional and program mainstream and includes years of sustainment efficiencies and lessons learned to provide soldiers with essential training and preparation.
CCTT-RVS also provided convoy training on a wide variety of wheeled vehicles, including multiple variants of the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck.
RVTT/CCTT-RVS fully integrates with the entire family of CCTT simulators and provides the ideal platform to integrate enhanced simulations, such as dismounted infantry capability. Others benefits include the use of geo-specific terrain databases which realistically represent areas within the contemporary Operating Environment.
RVTT/CCTT-RVS is also the foundation on which the Combat Convoy Simulator, the third generation convoy trainer produced by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Marine Corps, was built and is currently being delivered.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.