09 September 2011 by defenceWeb
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Army to build a third simulation, training and instrumentation centre for the Egyptian Armed Forces, which will use it to for large training exercises.
The US$46 million contract was awarded by the US Army Programme Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). It will be executed over a period of three years.
The armed forces combat training centre (AFCTC) comprises software and hardware systems that support exercise control, field instrumentation, weapons engagement simulation, after action reviews, and live and constructive commanders training.
The AFCTC will allow brigade-level large training exercises and realistic force-on-force training.
SAIC earlier developed two other AFCTCs for Egypt under direct commercial contracts with the Egyptian Government.
“We are pleased to continue SAIC’s support of the Egyptian armed forces through the AFCTC No. 3,” said Bev Seay, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “The AFCTC programme is critical to preparing Egypt’s warfighters for their critical missions, and we look forward to helping them maintain training readiness and enhance their realistic modelling and simulation capabilities.”