Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Modernize U.S. Army Training Centers
HERNDON, Va., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Army Program
Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a six-year contract to modernize the
existing instrumentation systems at the National Training and the Joint
Readiness Training centers.
Northrop Grumman will modernize the range data measurement system and observer
controller communication system portions of the range communication system at
the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. Northrop Grumman will also
modernize the observer controller communication system and range data
measurement system at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.
"Northrop Grumman's approach establishes an innovative and affordable
communications infrastructure required for the U.S. Army combat training
centers," said Greg Schmidt, vice president and general manager, Training
Solutions division, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "This design
increases training realism, timeliness of training performance feedback, and
reliability; all crucial factors to ensure our soldiers remain mission ready."
The centers provide a realistic operational environment for training land
forces at the brigade combat team level, including subordinate and supporting
units across the full spectrum of military operations. The Combat Training
Center Instrumentation System (CTC-IS) project replaces legacy voice, video,
data and target instrumentation systems and networks. The project also
modernizes mobile video units, unmanned aerial vehicle ground control station
interface, forward operations base interface, and fixed and mobile
after-action review theaters.
"We've developed commonality among components of the live training systems and
increased communications coverage," said Nick Tenn, CTC-IS program manager,
Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "This work improves the combat trainer
situational awareness, analysis and feedback capabilities while providing for
technology insertion and growth. This will also allow us to maintain
interoperability with the current joint and other service training systems."
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and
logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
CONTACT: Jenae Journot
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