CSC has won a $34 million contract modification to upgrade a simulator-based flight and related aviation training device for the U.S. Army aviation center of excellence at Ft. Rucker, Ala.
According to a company statement, CSC is tasked with upgrading the reconfigurable collective training devices to more closely simulate the block 2 model of the OH-58D aircraft and improve the interoperability between new and existing technologies.
“Since the Reconfigurable Collective Training Devices reached full operational capability in 2007, the simulation technology has advanced and increased the fidelity of training,“ said Alan B. Weakley, vice president and general manager of CSC“™s North American public sector defense group.
The firm-fixed-price contract modification was awarded in the second quarter of CSC“™s 2013 fiscal year under the flight school XXI indefinite-delivery requirements contract CSC won in 2003.
CSC provides simulated combat training set in realistic environments on terrain under the flight school XXI contract.
The RCTD includes 18 manned-modules that represent and can be reconfigured to Army aircraft.
“These upgrades will allow the U.S. Army to conduct collective training missions, such as aviation exercises using the Block 2 configuration of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft,“ Weakley said.
The contract modification includes a six-month base period and ten one-year options.