Ann Arbor, Michigan – August 8, 2017 – FAAC Incorporated, a part of Arotech Corporation’s [NasdaqGM: ARTX] Training and Simulation Division, announced that it has received a sole source contract for its Army National Guard Operator Driving Simulators. The General Services Administration contract from the National Guard Bureau is valued at $10.5M, with a period of performance of two years.
This award builds upon FAAC’s previous Army National Guard Operator Driving Simulator (ARNG ODS) efforts, which began in 2006 and have resulted in the fielding of a total of 27 training systems to 25 different states. The current effort procures nine new multi-simulator mobile systems and provides capability enhancements for 16 of the currently fielded systems.
The ARNG ODS educates soldiers on the operation of a variety of military vehicles. The ARNG ODS supports the training of vehicle operators of the M915 and M939 trucks, the family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), the Palletized Load System (PLS) and the Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS), the M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) and the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (MATV). The ARNG ODS provides student operators with a realistic and high fidelity operational experience for both on-road and off-road conditions in multiple physical and weather environments.
“We are honored to have been selected to continue our support of the Army National Guard’s Operator Driving Simulator program. We are especially pleased that the fielded systems have validated these additional requirements and that we are in position not only to expand the National Guard’s training capacity but also to update legacy systems with current technology and increased capabilities,” said Todd Glenn, FAAC’s Executive Director of Military Business Development.
About Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and operator training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division’s fully interactive operator 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, conscientious equipment operation, and crew coordination. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges, and Air-Refueling Boom Arm simulators. The division also provides consulting and developmental support for engineering and research simulation solutions.
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in two business areas: interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets; and mobile power systems for the military, commercial and medical markets.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Michigan, South Carolina, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech’s website at www.arotech.com.
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