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BAE Systems to Participate in $17.5 Billion Simulation and Training Program


ARLINGTON, Virginia – BAE Systems has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army’s omnibus contract to provide equipment to the service’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.

As one of the companies selected to support the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, BAE Systems’ U.S. Combat Systems business will compete for task orders covered by the omnibus -- such as design, development and fielding of simulators for the U.S. Army -- through September 2011 with options extending through September 2018. The total maximum value of all tasks under this contract for all firms is $17.5 billion.

“The virtual training systems we create are an important tool for soldiers preparing for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, allowing them to train in a safe, but yet very realistic environment before meeting the challenges of today’s battlefield,” said Juan Vela, director of programs at BAE Systems U.S. Combat Systems.

BAE Systems has a long history of developing simulators and training equipment for the U.S. Army, including the Bradley Advanced Training System and simulators for the Army’s Future Combat Systems.


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