The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division (NAWCTSD) has awarded new Training Systems Contract IV (TSC IV), potentially worth $980m.
The TSC IV contract has been awarded to 22 companies and will involve the delivery of new training systems, in addition to upgrades to existing training systems, complementary instructional systems development (ISD), and complementary training systems support.
With a potential performance period of up to nine years, the multi-award indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract will serve as the Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) primary source of the systems.
Kratos, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and CACI International are among the companies to have secured positions on the contract.
Under the deal, Kratos will be responsible for integrating the latest virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies with its advanced simulation systems and instructional design approaches.
This will help address a wide range of military training needs, including many of the requirements of the TSC IV programme.
SAIC has received the award to provide the US Navy’s NAWCTSD unit with a large number of different training system products and services.
With a base-ordering period of five years and three option-ordering periods of four years, the company will deliver analysis, development, supply, upgrade, simulation, and trainer support primarily to the NAVAIR.
CACI has secured a prime position on the multiple-award contract to support the design and manufacture of the training systems and related equipment for the US Navy.
NAWCTSD serves as the principal source of a broad range of training solutions for the US Navy, enabling the service to advance its training systems and enhance performance.