FAAC Incorporated, a part of Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division, announced that it has received a sole source follow-on contract to support the U.S. Army’s Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS) program.
Managed by U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and contracted from Army Contracting Command – Orlando, the award is valued at up to $41.1M with a period of performance of five years. The follow-on effort envisions three phases, each providing a block upgrade of capabilities to the fielded VCTS systems. The first phase is funded at $5.7M, with the other phases awarded as option contract line items.
VCTS has been fielded to 28 training installations and operational units. VCTS provides training for critical vehicle operator and crew tasks that can be repetitively trained in a simulator and that are considered too time consuming, resource constrained, or dangerous to be conducted on actual equipment. This follow-on effort will add new training capabilities to VCTS and improve the system’s realism – enhancing the clearance operations training it provides and insuring VCTS reflects the Army’s route clearance team’s most current mission and equipment.
“FAAC Incorporated is proud of our efforts as part of the PEO STRI team that successfully fielded the initial phase of VCTS, and we are honored to continue our support of the route clearance mission through this follow-on award,” said Kurt Flosky, FAAC Incorporated’s President. “VCTS has been well received by the training units and we look forward to furthering its reputation as one of the Army’s premier training devices.”