Military Embedded Systems

Special Ops aircrew training contract goes to Lockheed Martin


March 16, 2018

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II. Photo: Lockheed Martin

ORLANDO. Lockheed Martin has won a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide comprehensive training support services for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC); Lockheed Martin will support schoolhouse operations for various crew positions across multiple mission design series aircraft, aircrew training, and support for AFSOC Special Operation Forces (SOF) aircrews and assets.

Under the terms of the Air Commando Training and Support (ACTS) contract, Lockheed Martin can potentially  train SOF for up to eight years. The contract has an overall value of $200 million or more.

Lockheed Martin is set to provide engineering and cybersecurity support that will ensure that AFSOC's training devices remain concurrent with their aircraft by using advancements in virtual- and augmented-reality training technology.

The AFSOC ACTS program provides Air Force special operations with aircrew instruction and distributed, fully-networked mission rehearsal and training capabilities, together with logistics support for numerous AFSOC weapon systems, including the special mission C-130J, CV-22, and other training systems.




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