Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract to enhance and expand Egyptian Armed Forces’ realistic force-on-force training capabilities.

The $46m single-award contract, awarded by the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), has a three-year period of performance.

Under the contract, SAIC will design and build a third fixed and mobile armed forces combat training centre (AFCTC) for the Egyptian Armed Forces to accommodate the execution of large training exercises.

The AFCTC comprises software and hardware systems that support exercise control, field instrumentation, weapons engagement simulation, after action reviews, and live and constructive commanders training.

Work on the contract will be carried out in Florida and California, US.

The company had earlier developed and implemented AFCTC No1 and No2 for the Egyptian Armed Forces under direct commercial contracts with the Egyptian Government.