Battelle and Geographic Information Systems (GISi) have been awarded a contract for the development and sustainment of the US military’s range managers tool kit (RMTK).
Awarded by the US Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM), the firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract requires the company to support the RMTK, which supports both range safety and planning activities.
Battelle National Security project manager Dave Barile said: "Battelle and GISi provide a unique combination of geographic information systems expertise, systems and software engineering, and a thorough understanding of aircraft and weapon characteristics, that combine with our military training experience to make our team well-suited to this contract."
Currently used by military training managers, RMTK is a suite of tools and a software application designed to help military personnel conduct rigorous and frequent training exercises.
It enables operators to train for the employment of direct and indirect-fire weapons systems such as machine guns, field artillery and mortars, in addition to dropping bombs or shooting guns, rockets and missiles from aircraft and helicopters.
Barile added: "The RMTK suite of tools supports this critical training, helping to ensure all training is conducted safely without undue risk to military personnel."
RMTK’s danger zone (WDZ) tools are used to develop and depict a three dimensional area associated with firing weapons, lasers and explosives where the risk of damage, injury or death does not exceed an acceptable and approved level.
The Battelle / GISi team has supported US forces with the RMTK and WDZ since 2011.