CSC (NYSE: CSC) picked up three task order modifications valued at $118 million from the Army to boost simulator-based flight and related aviation training support for the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Ft. Rucker, Ala.
According to the firm, “the task order modifications were awarded under the Flight School XXI indefinite-delivery requirements contract, which CSC won in 2003. The simulation services contract has a six-month base period with 19 one-year options.”
The firm notes the savings and other benefits inherent to virtual training compared to live training.
“Army aviators are not only receiving superior training, but they are doing so at a cost savings of more than eight to one over live training. In addition, advanced simulation training is helping make students combat ready up to 100 days faster, ” said Randy Cash, vice president and general manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector Huntsville Alabama Operations. “By combining live, virtual and constructive training tools, we help our clients maximize human performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.”