General Dynamics (GD) Mission Systems has been awarded a $883m contract to modernise the US Army training programmes.

The order-dependent contract is for the army’s consolidated product line management plus (CPM Plus) programme.

It covers improvements and maintenance for the Live Training Transformation (LT2) product line, software architecture, LT2 framework, and individual products related to the LT2 product line.

The eight-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) CPM Plus contract is a single-award and cost-plus-fixed-fee / firm-fixed-price.

General Dynamics was awarded CPM Next in 2015. CPM Plus is a follow-on contract.

The Army Contracting Command in Orlando, Florida, US, is serving as the contracting activity.

The contract aims to enhance the army’s individual and collective training systems at unit home stations and the major combat training centres.

Additionally, military training and operations will be executed on difficult terrains, live-fire, digital ranges and other training centres located globally.

General Dynamics president Chris Brady said: “Modernising the training experience is one of the army’s six modernisation priorities.

“This award increases the viability, relevance, and alignment of the army’s current live training systems while bridging to the future synthetic training environment that will be delivered to soldiers worldwide.”

The live training engagement composition will be conducted within the programme executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation.

Aimed to reduce total ownership cost and operational complexity, CPM Plus will enlarge technology agility and concurrency and will enable enhanced soldier training effectiveness.

It will also process tools that are to support new training domains such as virtual training systems and the synthetic training environment.