The US Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Fort Eustis has awarded a $554m Training Support Systems Enterprise (TSS-E) contract to Science Applications International (SAIC).
Under the deal, the company will deliver networked, integrated and interoperable training support capabilities to active duty, reserve and National Guard soldiers. Units, commands and installations located throughout the Continental and Outside the Continental US will also receive the training support.
SAIC is one of seven companies that has been awarded the indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period.
SAIC Defence Systems Customer Group senior vice-president and general manager Jim Scanlon said: “SAIC has pioneered live, virtual, constructive training solutions for more than a decade. We are proud to bring our high-level expertise to TSS-E to assist in their primary core areas.”
The scope of the project includes the development, supply, and enablement of an operationally relevant and fully integrated Live, Virtual, Constructive and Gaming (LVC&G) training environment for troops through TSS Enterprise products, services and facilities across the world.
The training services and solutions to be provided by the company can be divided into five major task areas. These include the sustainable range programme (SRP), combat training centre (CTC), mission complex and the US Army’s live, virtual, constructive, integrating-architecture (LVC-IA), soldier training, and training development.
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SAIC Engineering, Integration, and Mission Solutions Market Segment senior vice-president and general manager Josh Jackson said: “Our team brings technical strength and experience from designing integrated training environments for the army and others.
“Our solutions leverage our strategic alliances to integrate the latest simulation technology and innovations in learning science to deliver mission relevant and efficient training solutions.”