Army picks SAIC to integrate training systems

The Army has awarded a $25.7 million, 30-month contract to Science Applications International Corp. to help the service integrate virtual combat training systems.

The Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation awarded the contract for technical and management support.

Under the Synthetic Environment Core Architecture and Integration Program, SAIC will provide services related to integrating the OneSAF Objective System into the Close Combat Tactical Trainer and the Aviation Combined Arms Trainer systems. The work will be performed in Orlando, Fla.

SAIC's team includes Lockheed Martin Corp.'s simulation, training and support unit, L-3 Communications Corp., Colsa Corp., CAE USA Inc., Evans and Sutherland Computer Corp., Productivity Apex Inc., All Points Logistics Inc., Dignitas Technologies LLC and StackFrame LLC.

The team will provide architecture analysis and follow-on development of the virtual simulation architecture and develop the common virtual components within the architecture framework for the live virtual training environment.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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