Deals this week: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Saab, Arturius

19 October 2018 (Last Updated October 19th, 2018 16:09)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Kratos) has secured a contract worth more than $30m for providing multiple military training programmes on different platforms.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Kratos) has secured a contract worth more than $30m for providing multiple military training programmes on different platforms.

Under the contract, Kratos will provide training for troop resilience, mission safety, reduced training costs and mission simulation, enabling adequate preparedness.

Saab has secured an order from The General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces (AWL) to supply its BT46 ballistic simulator.

AWL will use the simulator to expand its instrumented GAMER laser-based training system (LSS), which mirrors weapon and ammunition specifications, time of flight, velocity, and trajectory.

The simulator will enable the university to increase the total participants and provide greater functionalities to the present GAMER live training facility.

UK-based security and defence company Arturius will build a Counter Threat Centre of Excellence (COE) in Thailand to conduct research on counter threat technologies, analyse threats, and provide advanced training and equipment instruction to Thai security forces.

The company has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Thai Government’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI) and GCS Group Corporation to assess, analyse and comprehend the threat landscape in Thailand. It will provide an assessment of training and technology needs and help develop policy and doctrine.

“The US Army’s PM MC has awarded a task order worth up to $162m to CACI International to provide advanced solutions for the US Army for five years.”

Arturius is also mandated to provide support to develop new policies, strategies and doctrines to promote counter-threat adaptation and operations.

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has secured an other transaction authority (OTA) extension from the US Army for demonstration of technologies for a Cloud-enabled, virtual world training capability to meet the needs of the army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) initiative.

The new technology includes a cutting-edge, military-specific whole-earth game engine, deterministic artificial intelligence (A)I, an efficient geospatial terrain server, as well as component-based development technology, which will improve virtual training technologies for soldiers.

STE is being set up to simulate virtual, constructive and gaming training into one module. It has a Cloud-enabled ‘one world terrain’ technology, which allows troops to conduct training anywhere on a virtual representation.

The US Army’s Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) has awarded a task order worth up to $162m to information technology company CACI International to provide advanced solutions for the US Army for five years.

CACI will provide full lifecycle support of all product management, training and technical services for selected current and future PM MC products and programmes.

Development and integration of technical solutions to mission command platforms will also be included in order to ensure data accuracy and reliability.