Hughes to Continue SATCOM Work for GSA Distance Learning Program

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Hughes Network Systems will continue to provide its satellite-based technical services for the General Services Administration’s government distance learning program, GCN reported Monday. Kathleen Hickey writes Hughes will help install and maintain a one-way video and two-way audio network for students in the U.S. and the Caribbean region to connect with remote instructors through broadband satellites. The...

ManTech, Salient Fed, SAIC & Kratos Tapped for SPAWAR Program Training IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded four positions on a potential three-year contract for training services to support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s training development and support center. SPAWAR received seven proposals for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Awardees will compete for task...

Michael Braun: SGI Eyes “Broader Platform” with Pick Up of Weapons Training Firm AWTI

SGI Global LLC has purchased Advanced Weapons Training International LLC for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is intended to grow SGI’s risk assessment and personnel recovery support offerings in the military, law enforcement and commercial training markets, SGI said Thursday. SGI Managing Partner Michael Braun added that his company looked to strengthen its asset base and training portfolio...

US, Iraq Strike $6B Deal for Boeing Apache Helicopters

Iraq will acquire 24 Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) Apache attack helicopters through an approved $6.2 billion deal under the Pentagon’s foreign military sales program, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McLeary writes the Iraqi military’s purchase and lease of AHAllowance Holder-64Es was approved by a U.S. congressional panel Monday. The deal also includes spare parts production, training, maintenance...

Dennis Lester Named MTSI Keyless Signature Portfolio Training Lead

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Dennis Lester, formerly a program manager at Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI), has been appointed director of Guardtime keyless signature infrastructure training and education. Lester will oversee professional training programs on the provision and deployment of KSI technology for defense and intelligence customers through a partnership between MTSI and Guardtime, MTSI said Thursday. He...

Gene Colabatistto: CAE Extends Global Defense Reach With $102M in 3Q Military Training Deals

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Gene Colabatistto CAE (NYSE: CAE) won approximately $102 million in contract awards during the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, covering flight simulation technology and related services to U.S. and international defense customers. Those deaks include a potential $30 million contract to support the U.S. Navy‘s T44-C pilot training program, CAE said Wednesday. “We are encouraged by...

Cubic Subsidiary to Help Train Army Reserves Soldiers on Marksmanship; Dave Schmitz Comments

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A Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) subsidiary has won a $10 million contract to help the U.S. Army Reserves train warfighters on how to find targets at a distance. Cubic Defense Systems will provide its Engagement Skills Trainer virtual training tool and simulated weapons to Reserves soldiers using feedback efficiency indicators and three-dimensional targets, Cubic said Thursday. Dave Schmitz, president of...

Lockheed Wins $113M for Search, Rescue Helicopter Simulators; Monty Watson Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $113 million contract to build eight training simulators for the U.S. Air Force‘s Pave Hawk search-and-rescue helicopters. The company aims for the HH-60G simulators to help equip military air personnel for search-and-rescue missions in combat, Lockheed said Tuesday. Monty Watson, director of aviation programs at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control...

Boeing to Update Poseidon Trainer Software

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $26,650,000 contract modification to update trainer software for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of P-8A Poseidon aircraft. This award modifies a firm-fixed-price contract for work through October 2015, the Defense Department said Friday. The company will install a test release 21.1 block software upgrade on eight operational flight trainers, six weapons tactics trainers,...

TAPE Purchases Training Services Firm Strong Point Research; Louisa Jaffe Comments

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Technical and Project Engineering LLC has bought Orlando, Fla.-based Strong Point Research, a provider of modeling, simulation and training services to government customers. Strong Point President Mary Steer has joined TAPE as vice president of training, modeling, and simulation and will report to Bill Jaffe, TAPE executive VP and general manager, TAPE said Monday. Altus Associates advised TAPE on...

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