Air Force

Aptima wins $12.4M Air Force contract to support Air Force training

Aptima Inc. has won a $12.4 million contract to support the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System weapon system trainer.

This contract is part of the Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase III, the Defense Department said in a release.

Under the contract, Aptima will provide a virtual training environment providing simulated mission training to DCGS sites, covering geospatial intelligence full motion video, high altitude imagery, synthetic aperture radar imagery, electro optical imagery, and infrared imagery.

The weapon system trainer will allow the Air Force to transition the DCGS intelligence analysts' crew and positional training from on-the-job training during "live missions" to simulated mission scenario training, the Defense Department said.

Work will be performed at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and is expected to be complete by June 20, 2017. 

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