Leidos to upgrade US Common Driver Trainer systems
Leidos is to produce technical refresh and concurrency hardware/software upgrade capabilities for the US Army's Common Driver Trainer (CDT) systems, the company announced on 16 January.
The work will be carried out under a CDT Virtual Product Line (VPL) contract awarded by the US Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The single award IDIQ contract has a five-year base period of performance followed by two one-year option periods, and an approximate ceiling of $110 million.
Leidos will also provide the US Marine Corps (USMC) with a full replacement of the existing Operator Driver Simulators.
The company will provide a technology refresh and concurrency upgrades to previously-fielded army CDT systems, which provide training on several different vehicle types, including the US Army tank and tank engineering variant, Stryker, Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, and tactical wheeled variant families.
The contract includes a complete replacement of all USMC driving simulators, in both fixed and mobile trailer-based configurations, to provide new driver training capabilities across a range of USMC tactical vehicles at multiple USMC sites.
The CDT contract provides training in critical driver or crew tasks that are time consuming, resource constrained or too dangerous to conduct on actual equipment. With the use of a CDT simulator, dangerous or mission-critical training tasks are easily repeated. The new CDT systems maximise training and realism, and deliver more reliable, efficient and extensible driver training.
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The total cost of the design and construction contract will be €15 million (US$16.2 million) with a completion deadline of 18 months.
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