Lockheed Martin wins US Army training contract
Lockheed Martin has announced that it has been awarded a contract to continue providing the US Army with the production, assembly, training and deployment of virtual local area network training units. The contract, announced in a 27 March 2012 statement, is worth $22 million.
The Digital Deployed Training Classroom (DDTC) provides the capability for deployed soldiers to participate in group or individual instruction through virtual learning experiences.
Over the course of the original contract, Lockheed Martin developed, configured, tested, and deployed the first DDTC in late 2010. Since then, the company has put into theatre 26 DDTC units currently being used by army Brigades in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Germany.
The DDTC provides the capability for deployed soldiers to participate in group or individual instruction through Video Teletraining (VTT), Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI), Web-based training, unit collaboration, and professional development training through access to current distributed learning programmes and constructive simulations. The DDTC will support 20 students simultaneously with notebook workstations, two-way VTT, and shared printing and scanning/fax capabilities. The DDTC will operate in either unclassified secure or SECRET modes.
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