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LEIDOS TO PROVIDE U.S. ARMY COMMON DRIVER TRAINING SYSTEMS SERVICES
Friday, January 17, 2020
RESTON, Va. -- Leidos was awarded the Common Driver Trainer (CDT) Virtual Product Line (VPL) contract by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Under the CDT VPL contract, Leidos will produce Technical Refresh and Concurrency hardware/software upgrade capabilities to the Army's Common Driver Trainer (CDT) systems. Leidos will also provide the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) with a full replacement of the existing Operator Driver Simulators (ODS).The single award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a five-year base period of performance followed by two one-year option periods, and an approximate ceiling of $110 million. Work will be performed in Orlando, FL.

Leidos engineers will provide a technology refresh and concurrency upgrades to previously-fielded Army CDT systems, which provide training on several different vehicle types, including the US Army Tank and Tank Engineering Variant, Stryker, Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles, and Tactical Wheeled Variant (TWV) families. The CDT contract includes a complete replacement of all USMC driving simulators, in both fixed and mobile trailer-based configurations, to provide new driver training capabilities across a range of Marine Corps tactical vehicles at multiple USMC sites.

The CDT contract provides training in critical driver or crew tasks that are time consuming, resource constrained or too dangerous to conduct on actual equipment. With the use of a CDT simulator, dangerous or mission-critical training tasks are easily repeated. The new CDT systems provide cost-effective capabilities that maximize training and realism, and deliver more reliable, efficient, and extensible driver training. The modernized CDT system architecture is designed to support planned, systematic interoperability and reuse by other virtual training applications.

Source:  www.Leidos.com

 
COLLINS AEROSPACE SIGNS $320 MILLION CONTRACT WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN FOR ORION SPACECRAFT
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. -- Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide critical subsystems to support production of NASA's Orion spacecraft fleet for Artemis missions III through VIII. Valued at $320 million, the systems being provided by Collins Aerospace will play an important role in enabling NASA's goal of boots on the Moon by 2024, as well as establishing a sustained presence on and around the Moon to prepare for missions to Mars.

The key subsystems for Orion to be provided by Collins Aerospace include:

* Environmental control and life support systems that maintain a healthy and comfortable environment for the crew both in the spacecraft cabin and while isolated in launch and re-entry suits

* Active thermal control systems, which provide liquid circulation throughout the spacecraft picking up waste heat from the crew and vehicle electronics * Power management and distribution hardware, providing power connectivity from external power sources and conditioned power to the crew and service modules * Waste management systems to promote crewmember comfort and vehicle cleanliness

Work for the systems being provided for Orion will be performed at Collins Aerospace facilities in: Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Houston, Texas; Rockford, Illinois; and San Dimas, California.

Source:  CollinsAerospace.com
Associated URL: www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/orion/index.html.

 
SIERRA TECHNICAL SERVICES COMPLETES MAJOR MILESTONE ON 5GAT DRONE FOR DOD
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
TEHACHAPI, Calif. -- Sierra Technical Services, Inc. (STS) achieved a major milestone Jan. 10 with the completion of Engine Run Testing on the 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT). The 5GAT contract is administered by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Contracting Office (USACE) located in Sacramento, Calif. and is managed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (OSD/DOT&E). STS was awarded a Prime Contract in March 2017 to design, manufacture, assemble, integrate and ground/flight test the 5GAT Demonstrator and has provided subject matter expertise to the U.S. Government while developing the design of the 5GAT aircraft concept since 2008.

The 5GAT aircraft is intended to meet specialized needs regarding "threat representative" adversaries that the U.S. Warfighter may encounter in an aerial combat situation. The 5GAT is a high-performance, unmanned, fighter-size aircraft that will be used for Air-to-Air and Surface-To-Air weapons evaluation, pilot training, and ground forces training when translated into production as the Next Generation Aerial Target (NGAT). The 5GAT Demonstrator First Flight is scheduled to take place early in 2020.

Roger Hayes, President and CEO of STS said: "This is an exciting day and major milestone achievement with the completion of these Engine Run Tests leading up to our flight test phase expected in the 1st quarter of 2020. I am extremely proud of our very small and dedicated 5GAT Team. This is a major step forward to providing our warfighters an attritable, low-cost, high-performance, full-scale, 5th Generation Aerial Target that can be also be used by the Department of Defense for other emerging projects such as NGAT, Loyal Wingman, and Sky Borg. "

Source:  Sierra Technical Services
Associated URL: sierratechnicalservices.com

 

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