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SAIC awarded $46m contract by US Army PEO STRI

7th September 2011 - 10:39 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to build the Egyptian Armed Forces Combat Training Center (AFCTC) No. 3 for the Training Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense, in Cairo, Egypt. The single-award contract has a three-year period of performance and a total value of more than $46 million. Work will be performed primarily in Orlando, Fla. and San Diego, Calif.

SAIC previously developed and implemented AFCTC No. 1 and No. 2, as well as a home station training capability for the Egyptian Armed Forces under direct commercial contracts with the Government of Egypt.

Under the contract, SAIC will design and build a fixed and mobile AFCTC for the Egyptian Armed Forces that is interoperable with AFCTC No. 1 and 2 in order to accommodate the execution of large training exercises. The AFCTC will function at the brigade level, provide realistic force-on-force training, and consist of software and hardware systems that support the following: exercise control, field instrumentation, weapons engagement simulation, after action reviews, and live and constructive commanders training.

"We are pleased to continue SAIC's support of the Egyptian Armed Forces through the AFCTC No. 3," said Bev Seay, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "The AFCTC program is critical to preparing Egypt's warfighters for their critical missions, and we look forward to helping them maintain training readiness and enhance their realistic modeling and simulation capabilities."

PEO STRI provides interoperable training and testing solutions, and program management and life-cycle support for the Army's most advanced training systems.

Source: SAIC



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