The US Army Reserve Command (USARC) has awarded a contract to CACI International for the delivery of simulation and training solutions in support of the mission command training support (MCTS) programme.
Awarded under the operations, planning, training and resource support services (OPTARSS II) contract vehicle, the deal is valued at $31m and includes a one-year base performance period and two option years.
CACI president and chief executive officer Dan Allen said the contract would boost the company’s training capabilities and also expand its activities in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) market.
"It is a strong demonstration of our success in pursuing new business that aligns with our nation’s highest priorities; in this case, assuring mission readiness for our armed forces," Allen added.
Under the contract, CACI will integrate live, virtual, and constructive simulations with Army Mission Command systems to provide commanders with enhanced situational understanding of unit activities and capabilities in the battlefield.
Work will specifically involve provision of pre and post-mobilisation training support, including development of scenarios for battle simulations followed by their integration with the Reserve Command’s digital systems, networks, and infrastructure.
CACI chief operating officer and US Operations president John Mengucci said the company would support the MCTS programme based on its 50-year experience in delivering modelling and simulation solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and US forces.
Previously known as the battle command training programme, MCTP provides combined arms training for Brigade Combat Teams, Divisions, Corps, Army Service Component Commands (ASCC), Joint Force Land Component Commander (JFLCC) and joint task forces (JTFs) in a relevant operational environment worldwide.
As federal reserve force of the US Army, the USARC is headquartered at Fort Bragg, and oversees staffing, training, management, mobilisation and deployment of all army reserve troop units in the US to ensure readiness for combat missions.