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AT&T Government Solutions’ Orlando Operations Team Captures Follow-On Work from Army, Lockheed Martin for Live Battlefield Training Technology Upgrade


Company Wins a Combined $15 Million Developing Realistic War Games and Building Underlying Communications Backbone Network

Vienna, Virginia, January 31, 2006, AT&T Government Solutions has been awarded $15 million in follow-on work on two related multiyear contracts to develop the Army’s next generation of live battlefield training systems.

Under the first contract, called the One Tactical Engagement Simulation System (OneTESS), AT&T and its team of IT companies have been awarded $5.8 million to begin the third phase of the project, which will focus on developing realistic war-game technologies that simulate non-line-of-sight weaponry. The new system will eventually replace the Army’s “laser tag” technology. The system requires the AT&T team to use both wired and wireless networks to determine whether a target was hit and the degree of damage it sustained.

Under a second contract, called Combat Training Center Objective Instrumentation System (CTC-OIS), AT&T and its subcontractor teammates have been awarded $9.1 million to develop a communications network to handle mobile voice, data and video traffic at the U.S. Army National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The award was made by Lockheed Martin’s Orlando-based Simulation, Training & Support company, the prime contractor on the project.

CTC-OIS requires that AT&T design and implement a complex communications network infrastructure in Fort Irwin, a rugged desert training area about the size of Rhode Island that is used by the Army to prepare soldiers for combat. The backbone network will handle the high-speed communications needed to simulate a realistic battlefield, including the timely feedback to the training unit’s soldiers and unit commanders, which will result in a better analysis of battlefield performance and improved training.

OneTESS and CTC-OIS were initially awarded in April 2004, and both are managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.

“We’re delighted to be able to use our expertise in communications to help the Army and Lockheed Martin with this critical job,” said Lou Addeo, president of AT&T Government Solutions. “The network we’re building will be the foundation for a new and improved way of training and preparing our soldiers for tomorrow’s battle.”

AT&T Government Solutions, headquartered in Vienna, Va., is a long-standing, trusted source of information technology solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and professional services expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and industry-leading partners. Best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services, AT&T Government Solutions is a proven solutions integrator, with professional services expertise in areas such as business transformation, knowledge management, training, program management, systems engineering and security.

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