Army flight training contract goes to MTC

A five-year, $7.2 million contract to deliver emergency egress training systems and services to the Army Aviation Warfighting Center has been awarded to MTC Technologies Inc.

Under the contract, MTC and its subcontractor, Lear Siegler Services Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md., will conduct the center's 'dunker training.' This training and certification program ensures Army pilots have the means to survive emergency situations that can occur during rotary-wing flights operations over water.

The MTC team will furnish training devices and simulators. It also will provide 15 employees to administer the program and give classroom and hands-on training, conduct water exercises, evaluate student performance, certify students and maintain the pool and equipment.

The Aviation Warfighter Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., is a new customer for MTC. The work is initially funded for $1.3 million, but carries four option years through 2011, which would bring the contract total to $7.2 million. Lear Siegler Services will deliver the systems and training at Fort Rucker.

The MCI-led team will hold a two-day course for initial entry rotary-wing aviation students, and a one-day refresher course for experienced pilots. It will train annually up to 3,750 Army rotary-wing aviators and students.

The award was made under the Operations, Plans, Training and Resource Support Services contract.

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

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