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US Army Updates Close Combat Tactical Training System

Lockheed Martin Will Upgrade Almost 500 Simulators Under $365 Million Contract

Lockheed Martin announced on 27 September that the US Army has selected the company to implement the $365 million Close Combat Tactical Training (CCTT) Manned Module Modernisation (M3) programme, which will modernise training, increase sustainability and enhance readiness.

The CCTT M3 system integrates all facets of combat vehicle operations, immersing soldiers in real-world battle scenarios through computer-based simulations. Through CCTT M3, ABRAMS, BRADLEY and Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator (RVS) upgrades ensure simulators remain concurrent with the vehicles in the field, with modernisation and support in place for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle and other emerging Army ground vehicles. Modernising these systems improves sustainability and cybersecurity, preparing the system for future Army simulation architectures.

Lockheed Martin partners with two small businesses on this work – AVT Simulation and Dignitas Technologies, both in Orlando, FL. Together, the integrated team brings the most experienced systems architecture and visual system experts together to accomplish the CCTT M3 development, production and fielding requirements for the US Army.

Since 1992, Lockheed Martin has developed and delivered nearly 500 CCTT systems. Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin was awarded a seven-year, $3.53 billion contract to globally sustain more than 300,000 fielded Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS), which includes the CCTT M3 system.

Commenting that the company will “continue providing the US Army with an affordable complement to live training through the CCTT M3 programme,” Lockheed Martin Vice President of Training and Simulation Solutions, Tom Gordon, explained that it will enable “soldier readiness through the programme’s design, production and fielding of concurrency and modernisation upgrades.

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