US Army awards $356m CCTT M3 contract to Lockheed

28 September 2018 (Last Updated September 28th, 2018 13:20)

The US Army has awarded a $356m Close Combat Tactical Training (CCTT) Manned Module Modernization (M3) contract to modernise tactical vehicle fleet simulators.

US Army awards $356m CCTT M3 contract to Lockheed
Lockheed Martin’s close combat tactical trainer. Credit: Spc. Noelle Wiehe.

The US Army has awarded a $356m Close Combat Tactical Training (CCTT) Manned Module Modernization (M3) contract to modernise tactical vehicle fleet simulators.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin has been selected by the army to modify and upgrade approximately 500 simulators at a considerable number of locations across the world.

The contract has been designed to modernise training and enhance sustainability in the wake of growing training requirements and emerging systems for the US Army.

The CCTT M3 training system integrates all aspects of combat vehicle operations, providing soldiers with real-world battle scenarios through computer-based simulations.

In addition, Abrams, Bradley and Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator (RVS) upgrades will ensure simulators are in conjunction with the vehicles in the field.

It will also guarantee upgrades and support are established for the joint light tactical vehicle, armoured multi-purpose vehicle and other emerging army ground vehicle platforms.

“We look forward to enabling soldier readiness through the programme’s design, production and fielding of concurrency and modernisation upgrades.”

The upgrade to the simulators will help improve sustainability and cyber security, thereby preparing the training system for future army simulation architectures.

Lockheed Martin Training and Simulation Solutions vice-president Tom Gordon said: “Lockheed Martin is honoured to continue providing the US Army with an affordable complement to live training through the CCTT M3 programme.

“We look forward to enabling soldier readiness through the programme’s design, production and fielding of concurrency and modernisation upgrades.”

In order to carry out the project, Lockheed Martin has collaborated with two small businesses in the US, AVT Simulation and Dignitas Technologies.

The integrated team offers experienced system architecture and visual system experts to address the CCTT M3 development, production and fielding requirements for the US Army.