ARMY

Lockheed nets $114M win to upgrade combat simulators

Lockheed Martin has won a five-year, $114 million contract for combat vehicle simulator upgrades and for the expansion of the Marine Corps’ training capability.

Under the contract, Lockheed will develop and install 13 upgrades for close-combat tactical training systems at 19 Army installations,the company said.

Upgrades for the Army include new technologies that add integrated displays and replicate tactical vehicle capabilities. Lockheed said that these capabilities are identical to those now entering the field, and will be installed beginning in February 2013.

“The training systems provide an immersive, safe environment to prepare our military’s men and women for combat, and the upgrades extend capability and service life of the Army’s original investment in the program,”said Jim Weitzel, vice president of training solutions for Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics business.

Lockheed will also deliver to the Marine Corps new training systems that will provide commonality across services.

“For the Marines, we’re able to apply current systemdevelopment and sustainment as they add this training capacity to maintainreadiness in a changing battlespace,” Weitzel said.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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