Arotech's FAAC Incorporated
Receives Contract for Air National Guard Boom Operator Simulator
valued at up to $25.3 Million
18, 2012 - FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation's
(NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has received
a $25.3 million contract award for the design, development, production,
and delivery of 17 Boom Operator Simulator Systems. This award,
from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training
& Instrumentation (PEO STRI), is a competitive small-business
delivery order under the STRI Omnibus Contract known as STOC II.
The initial award has funded $4.3M for design and development of
a first article with the remaining $21.0M in options expected to
be exercised for the production of 16 additional units and up to
four years of initial contractor logistical support of the installed
systems. The period of performance for the production of the first
article and 16 additional units including logistical support is
estimated to be 60 months.
The Boom Operator Simulator System (BOSS) is
a high fidelity trainer for the Air National Guard (ANG) boom operators
that replicates the KC-135R Block 40 boom pod. The BOSS provides
an immersive simulation environment that utilizes realistic computer
generated images with an emulation of the actual aircraft boom controls.
The BOSS is intended for squadron level training to be co-located
with operational KC-135 air refueling wings.
"When Air National Guard Boom Operators
leave their civilian jobs, don their uniforms and arrive at base
for a training session, they need a system that is easy to power
up, loaded with meaningful missions that are easily selectable,
and has a reliability that produces the utmost confidence that they
will receive effective training," said Kurt Flosky, FAAC Executive
Vice President. "Our BOSS solution will provide a safe simulated
environment designed for operators to learn and train proper procedures
with the right fidelity to ensure their skills will transfer to
the actual equipment," concluded Flosky.
About Arotech's Training and Simulation Division
Arotech's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class
simulation based training solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures,
and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital
solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and driver training simulations
for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry
personnel. The division's fully interactive driver-training systems
feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training
in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency
reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation.
The division's use-of-force training products and services allow
organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and
realistic environments. The division provides consulting and developmental
support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also
supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16,
F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, as well as simulation models for
the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges.
Arotech's Training and Simulation Division consists
of FAAC Incorporated (www.faac.com), IES Interactive Training (www.ies-usa.com),
and Realtime Technologies (www.simcreator.com).
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and
security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland
security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers
and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech
operates through two major business divisions: Training & Simulation
and Battery & Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate
offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production
subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, and Israel. For more information
on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at www.arotech.com.
For more information on FAAC Incorporated or its military products,
please contact Todd Glenn at 1.352.343.6606 or visit our website
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