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USN sim updates generate rich pickings
Although new platforms generate millions of dollars in revenue for the T&S industry, the real money comes from updates to the synthetic training equipment (STE) and training courseware over the life of that platform.
‘Numerous aviation platforms in-production and in sustainment require revision, update and/or new development of organisational and intermediate maintenance and operator courseware training materials,’ explained Brian Hicks, director of aviation programmes in the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division (NAWCTSD).
Hicks was speaking at the remotely delivered Training Systems Industry Symposium (TSIS) earlier this month, in reference to the forthcoming Aviation Courseware Development requirement from the USN.
With an RFP due in September 2020, this $100 million small business set-aside contract is set to be awarded in Q2 2021 and will run for five years.
The incumbent, Carley Corporation, expanded its training role with the USN in March when it was awarded a $50 million contract by NAWCTSD to support ...
On completion of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the T-7A trainer aircraft programme for the USAF, Saab will undertake production of aft airframe sections as its new US facility.
A two-year trial of Velis Electro aircraft will begin in September at the Danish Armed Forces Flying School in Karup.
A US Government Accountability Office report highlights a number of shortfalls in how the US Army and US Marine Corps conducts driver training.
Industry will help research and facilitate distributed learning standards for DoD.
It has been a while since KAI received any orders for the T-50 jet, but a couple of deals are on the cards.