FAAC has received funding to extend capabilities of the US Army’s Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS) follow-on programme.

The VCTS follow-on programme is managed by the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

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Awarded by the Army Contracting Command – Orlando, the follow-on effort has been designed to be carried out in three phases, each providing a block upgrade of capabilities to the fielded VCTS systems.

The $10.2m funding, in the form of exercised options through to January 2021, has been awarded for the second phase of the programme under the follow-on contract originally awarded last year.

FAAC president Kurt Flosky said: “This award represents the army’s commitment to ensuring that VCTS remains in sync with the evolving route clearance mission, maximising the systems utility to train individual skills required for the new enablers in addition to providing comprehensive collective training experience to the entire team.

“We are pleased to continue supporting the PEO STRI team in enabling soldiers performing route clearance missions to train as they would fight.”

“We are pleased to continue supporting the PEO STRI team in enabling soldiers performing route clearance missions to train as they would fight.”

The follow-on contract will offer additional training capabilities to VCTS, thereby enhancing its realism and improving the clearance operations training the system provides.

Already fielded at 28 training installations and operational units, the VCTS system offers training for critical vehicle operator and crew tasks that can be repetitively trained in a simulator, or are considered time consuming, resource constrained or dangerous to be conducted on actual equipment.

FAAC operates as part of Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD), which develops, produces and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital simulation-based solutions.