FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation's (NASDAQ: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has received a contract to supply its Military Operator Driving Simulators (ODS) to the Army National Guard (ARNG). Under the contract, valued at $6.1 million, FAAC will deliver a total of eight trailer systems to National Guard locations in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, South Dakota, and Nevada. Each trailer will include two driving simulators capable of training operators of the M915, M939, FMTV, HEMTT, PLS, HET, M1114 HMMWV, MRAP Cougar and MRAP-All Terrain (M-ATV) vehicles.
The first system will be delivered concurrent with the 134th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition to be held September 9-12 in Reno, NV. The system will be displayed on the exhibit floor with delivery to the Nevada National Guard immediately following the conference.
The ARNG ODS systems will provide student operators with a realistic and high-fidelity operational experience for both on-road & off-road conditions in differing environmental conditions over simulated geographical regions ranging from standard U.S. roadways to areas representing deployment locations. This award is a continuation of a multi-year Guard procurement strategy that has currently fielded 19 ARNG ODS systems.
"We are pleased to be in position to continue to support the readiness and preparation of the Army National Guard," said Todd Glenn, FAAC Director of Military Business Development. "The Operator Driving Simulator provides an immersive, realistic, experience allowing Guard operators to learn skills necessary to operate the vehicles and prepare for conditions expected at widely varying deployment locations. Through use of the ODS, the National Guard can maintain operator proficiency, ensure training standards, and remain prepared to serve their essential role in our Nation's defense," concluded Glenn.
Source: Arotech Corporation
Date: Aug 20, 2012