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USN sim updates generate rich pickings

26th June 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


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 ...

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