ANN ARBOR, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/22/09 -- FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation's (NASDAQ: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has received a subcontract valued at $12.8M for Mobile Training Facilities (MTF) as part of the US Army's Common Driver Trainer (CDT) Program. Under subcontract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI), the prime contractor for the Army's Common Driver Trainer (CDT) program, FAAC's effort covers the design and development of a mobile, trailer-mounted, solution for CDT and the production of thirteen units. The CDT Mobile Training Facilities will be delivered to SAIC, who is adding the capability for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) training prior to fielding.
The FAAC-supplied CDT MTF provides the complete CDT infrastructure in a mobile configuration -- consisting of computational environment, full-motion platform, visual display system, and instructor/after-action-review stations. The custom 53-foot trailer is designed with expandable sides to provide the necessary space for CDT operations, along with complete self-contained HVAC & power generation or optional shore power connection. The CDT MTF is compatible with FAAC's previously-delivered CDT Stryker Variant crew station and the SAIC-developed MRAP cab.
FAAC has been working CDT MTF since receiving authorization to proceed from SAIC in October 2008, in response to the U.S. Army PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation's (PEO STRI) urgent need requirement to provide CDT Mobile Training Facility (MTF) systems to the U.S. Army.
"The Army provided an aggressive timeline for production delivery of the first-ever full motion Common Driver Simulator in a mobile configuration to make much-needed operator training available to our soldiers deploying as soon as possible," noted Kurt Flosky, FAAC Executive Vice President. "We are proud to have completely satisfied the Army's expectations for the first CDT MTF units and to be in position to support SAIC in accelerated deliveries of this urgent operational training asset."
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.
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, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Training and Simulation, Armor, and Battery and 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.
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