ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire -08/16/12)- FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation's (ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has received a contract to supply its Military Operator Driving Simulators (ODS) to the Army National Guard (ARNG). Under the contract, valued at $6.1 million, FAAC will deliver a total of eight trailer systems to National Guard locations in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, South Dakota, and Nevada. Each trailer will include two driving simulators capable of training operators of the M915, M939, FMTV, HEMTT, PLS, HET, M1114 HMMWV, MRAP Cougar and MRAP-All Terrain (M-ATV) vehicles.
The first system will be delivered concurrent with the 134th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition to be held September 9-12 in Reno, NV. The system will be displayed on the exhibit floor with delivery to the Nevada National Guard immediately following the conference.
The ARNG ODS systems will provide student operators with a realistic and high-fidelity operational experience for both on-road & off-road conditions in differing environmental conditions over simulated geographical regions ranging from standard U.S. roadways to areas representing deployment locations. This award is a continuation of a multi-year Guard procurement strategy that has currently fielded 19 ARNG ODS systems.
"We are pleased to be in position to continue to support the readiness and preparation of the Army National Guard," said Todd Glenn, FAAC Director of Military Business Development. "The Operator Driving Simulator provides an immersive, realistic, experience allowing Guard operators to learn skills necessary to operate the vehicles and prepare for conditions expected at widely varying deployment locations. Through use of the ODS, the National Guard can maintain operator proficiency, ensure training standards, and remain prepared to serve their essential role in our Nation's defense," concluded Glenn.
About Arotech's Training and Simulation Division
Arotech's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and driver training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division's fully interactive driver-training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation. The division's use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division 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, as well as simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges.
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through two major business divisions: Training & Simulation and Battery & Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at www.arotech.com.
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