ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arotech Corporation (Nasdaq:ARTX) announced that FAAC Incorporated, part of its Training and Simulation Division, received $4.2 million in awards on its current U.S. Air National Guard KC-135 Boom Operator Simulation System (BOSS) contract from U.S. Army PEOSTRI. The awards, in the form of exercised options and an engineering change proposal, continue FAAC’s contractor operator/maintenance support (COMS) and Training System Support Center (TSSC) activities into FY17. COMS provides for on-site personnel and depot maintenance support for each of the 17 BOSS units delivered under this contract. TSSC provides engineering and sustainment services/materials to the fielded systems to include bi-annual USAF simulator certification and targeted hardware modifications to enhance the BOSS systems.
“These awards represent continued commitment from the Air National Guard to the operational readiness of the fielded BOSS units,” said Christopher Caruana, Arotech’s Training & Simulation Division Executive Vice President. “With this sustained support, the Guard’s Air Refueling Wings can rely on the BOSS to train refueling boom operators and will continue to realize the benefits and costs savings associated with this recently delivered training capability.”
About Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and operator training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division’s fully interactive operator 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, conscientious equipment operation, and crew coordination. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges, and Air-Refueling Boom Arm simulators. The division also provides consulting and developmental support for engineering and research simulation solutions.
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 two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Michigan, South Carolina, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at www.arotech.com.
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