Leidos wins US Army contract for common driver trainer systems

9 November 2016 (Last Updated November 9th, 2016 18:30)

The US Department of the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded a contract to Leidos to finalise and launch 14 common driver trainer (CDT) systems.

The US Department of the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded a contract to Leidos to finalise and launch 14 common driver trainer (CDT) systems.

Leidos said that the two-year contract also has one sixteen-month option and will be worth more than $10m if all options are exercised.

The simulators include student training stations, after action review and assistant driver stations in addition to four instructor operator stations.

"The development and implementation of these simulations are vital to the initial training and ultimate success of tactical vehicle operators and crews."

After completion at Leidos' 42,000ft Lee Vista integration facility in Orlando, Florida, the CDT systems will be delivered to the US Army installation Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Leidos Advanced Solutions Group president John Fratamico said: "The development and implementation of these simulations are vital to the initial training and ultimate success of tactical vehicle operators and crews.

"As the original developer of the common driver trainer product line, Leidos understands the value of these simulators, and our team looks forward to fielding these new systems at Fort Leonard Hood in further support of the PEO STRI's mission to achieve army readiness."

CDT simulation provides training in potentially dangerous driver or crew tasks.