U.S. Army taps businesses to enhance training and maintenance programNews
March 21, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. The Army Contracting Command ? Orlando, in support of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) awarded the Army TADSS Maintenance Program (ATMP) contract to Lockheed Martin, Cubic Global Defense, PULAU Corp., as well as several large and small businesses that specialize in Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) maintenance and sustainment, through a mobile, technology-enabled workforce.
The seven-year, $3.53 billion contract will help to sustain more than 300,000 fielded TADSS, including live-fire ranges and instrumentation systems. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor of the award with Cubic being a major subcontractor. Cubic will begin its five-month phase-in with full performance anticipated to commence in October 31, 2018.
Cubic will receive more than $185 million with substantial additional over-and-above work likely to sustain TADSS across the live, virtual, constructive and gaming (LVC-G) domains at multiple locations supporting the Army’s readiness at home stations and Combat Training Centers (CTCs). Cubic will be responsible for global operations supporting 21 locations across 10 states and three countries with more than 500 personnel. The ATMP program will support over 61 different types of training aides and devices to include Cubic’s man-worn Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) and Home station Instrumented Training System (HITS).
ATMP allows maintainers to use mobile devices with advanced management information technology to efficiently and effectively track and maintain a wide range of training systems. This allows the Army to have maximum operational awareness and make informed decisions using on-demand access to accurate, complete and timely data.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="A Lockheed Martin engineer uses a mobile device with an advanced management information system to help perform maintenance inside a gunnery combat training simulator. Photo credit: Lockheed Martin