Leidos has won a hardware and software contract with the Army’s virtual driver training program.
The contract by the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation is for five years of work in Orlando with options for up to an additional two years and for up to $110 million, if all options are exercised.
Leidos will produce and refresh hardware, software and upgrade capabilities for the Army’s Common Driver Trainer Virtual Product Line, which is used to train individuals on different types of vehicles. Those vehicles include the Army Tank Engineering Variant, Stryker, Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles and others.
Leidos will also produce Tactical Wheeled Variant trainers for driver training at Fort Leonard Wood. And under the contract, USMC driving simulators will be replaced with standalone student training stations, 24 new trainers in 12 trailers and eight new vehicle simulator modules.
The new systems are expected to reduce down time and correct issues in older systems including vehicle dynamics.
“We look forward to providing the U.S. Army with the next generation of virtual training systems so they are ready to deploy, fight and win decisively against any adversary,” said Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group president. “This win enables Leidos to deliver efficient, cost-effective, and measurable common driver training that keeps our military servicemen and women situationally aware and ready to respond at all times.”