Leidos wins US Army CDT tech refresh and upgrades contract

17 January 2020 (Last Updated January 17th, 2020 11:34)

Leidos has won a contract to deliver technology refresh and upgrades to the US Army’s common driver trainer (CDT) virtual product line (VPL).

Leidos has won a contract to deliver technology refresh and upgrades to the US Army’s common driver trainer (CDT) virtual product line (VPL).

The contract has been awarded by the US Army’s Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI).

Under the single-award contract, Leidos will be responsible for producing CDT VPL based on the current CDT component. It will also develop and update the CDT component architecture for the US Army’s on-site existing CDT systems.

Leidos will also perform restructuring of CDT’s hardware / software upgrade capabilities.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) award has a five-year base period, with two one-year options.

The contract has an approximate maximum value of $110m and work is set to take place in Orlando, Florida, US.

Leidos Defence Group senior vice-president Eric Freeman said: “We look forward to providing the US Army with the next generation of virtual training systems so they are ready to deploy, fight and win decisively against any adversary.

“This win enables Leidos to deliver efficient, cost-effective, and measurable common driver training that keeps our military servicemen and women situationally aware and ready to respond at all times.”

The CDT simulator gives mission-critical training in driver or crew tasks. The systems provide training on the US Army tank and tank engineering variant, Stryker, mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, and tactical wheeled variant (TWV) families.

The new system provides hands-on experience of tasks that are too dangerous to conduct on live equipment. It supports planning, systematic interoperability, and can be reused by other virtual training programmes.

Additionally, the company will replace all of the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) current operator driver simulators (ODS).

At multiple USMC sites, the replacement will be available in fixed and mobile trailer-based configurations to deliver new training capabilities.

In November 2016, Leidos won a contract for the launch of 14 CDT systems.