Arotech’s FAAC Incorporated Announces $2.1M Contract from Bombardier for Toronto Light Rail Vehicle Simulator
Ann Arbor, Michigan – August 16, 2011 – FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has announced a $2.1 million contract for the Toronto Transit Commission’s Light Rail Vehicle simulator. The Light Rail Vehicle is a new railcar being produced by Bombardier Transportation. Under subcontract to Bombardier Transportation, FAAC will design, develop, and deliver the simulator to support Toronto Transit Commission’s training program. As planned, the simulator will be delivered in advance of the new railcars to initiate training prior to the railcars entering service.
“FAAC is pleased to be selected by Bombardier to provide Toronto Transit Commission with a purpose built simulator to prepare their operators,” said David Bouwkamp, FAAC’s Executive Director of Commercial Business Development. “This award affirms our position as North America’s premier transit simulation provider.”
About Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and driver training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division’s fully interactive driver-training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division provides consulting and developmental support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, as well as simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges.
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Training and Simulation, Armor, and Battery and Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech’s website at www.arotech.com.
For more information on FAAC Incorporated, contact David Bouwkamp 1.734.761.5836 or visit our website at faac.wpengine.com.
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