Serco to provide marine training systems support for USMC

3 March 2014 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2014 18:30)

Serco has been awarded a contract to provide training support to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Serco has been awarded a contract to provide training support to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Under the contract, Serco will support combat instructor school training, systems integrations and operations in a classroom and an operations centre environment in support of Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Staff Training Program Division-sponsored and supported events.

The MAGTF training systems support contract has a one-year base period and one six-month option period valued at nearly $18m, if the option is exercised.

Serco chairman and chief executive officer Dan Allen said that the Marines mission is critical to the US national security and the company will support them on this effort.

"We look forward to putting our experience to work for the Marines and to support their vital training requirements," Allen said.

"Approximately 100 new employees will be hired by the company to support the new contract at six sites across the globe."

The company will provide collaborative tools and web development for garrison and tactical event environments in addition to training support such as warfighting skills and seminars, mission rehearsal exercises, C2 systems and combat simulation.

At Fort Benning, Georgia, US, Serco uses live, virtual and constructive gaming (LVC-G) systems to conduct and support integrated and immersive tactical training exercises up to Brigade level.

Serco makes use of integrated exercise systems including command post of the future (CPoF), future battle command brigade and below (FBCB2), army battle command systems (ABCS) and virtual battlespace II (VBS2).

Approximately 100 new employees will be hired by the company to support the new contract at six sites across the globe.

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