ANN ARBOR — The Training and Simulation Division of Ann Arbor-based Arotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ARTX) said that $10.6 million of support options for its U.S. Army Virtual Clearance Training Suite and U.S. Air National Guard Boom Operator Simulation System programs have been exercised.
These options for the federal government’s current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, 2016, are currently funded to $3.4 million, with the remaining $7.2 million is expected to be incrementally funded by the end of 2016.
The support option provided includes on-site operator and maintenance personnel in addition to hardware and software support of the installed systems.
VCTS is currently installed at 27 Army bases worldwide and continues to be upgraded to match methods and equipment used in route clearance — clearing explosive devices from military supply routes.
BOSS has recently been certified by the U.S. Air Force for in-flight refueling boom operator training missions in lieu of actual flight time. Training systems have been delivered to 11 of the 16 Air National Guard Refueling Wings with the remaining systems expected to be completed by mid-2016.
Said Mark Nethers logistics manager for Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division: “Our skilled on-site personnel, with support and training from the dedicated service and engineering teams at our production facilities, provide unparalleled service to the field.”
Revenues expected from these options support the Company’s current outlook and strengthens its backlog.
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and operator training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel.
The division’s fully interactive operator training systems feature vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, conscientious equipment operation, and crew coordination. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division also provides consulting and developmental support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges, and air-refueling boom arm simulators.
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division consists of FAAC Incorporated (www.faac.com), MILO Range Training Systems (www.milorange.com), and Realtime Technologies (www.simcreator.com).
For more information on Arotech, visit www.arotech.com.