Lockheed Martin Awarded $6.7 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Maneuver Training
ORLANDO, Fla., November 28, 2011, November 28, 2011 --
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $6.7 million contract to support live maneuver training. In addition to the base year, the program includes four one-year options.
Through the initiative, Lockheed Martin will provide up to 20 variants of its Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Shoulder Launched Munitions (I-MILES SLM) training devices.
The I-MILES SLM devices are realistic, simulated shoulder-launched munitions powered by common, interchangeable laser and weapons effects engines. In live force-on-force maneuver training exercises, during which some soldiers take on the role of the adversary, trainees using these devices experience the look and feel of the weapons, as well as sounds and results that closely align with real-world operating conditions.
"Effective training includes technology that mirrors what warfighters could encounter in the field," said Jim Craig, vice president of training systems at Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business unit. "We're providing innovative capabilities that support full mission readiness for soldiers."
Lockheed Martin has successfully fielded more than 6,000 MILES SLM devices at Army installations and Maneuver Combat Training Centers worldwide. In addition to shoulder-launched munitions trainers, the company's interactive live training devices include man-worn and vehicle-laser engagement systems, explosive simulators, mechanical targets, live-fire and military urban operations terrain instrumentation.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.