Posted by Courtney E. Howard ORLANDO, Fla., 24 Aug. 2011. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) won from FlightSafety Services Corp. a $5.8 million, one-year contract to manage C-5 aircrew training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, as well as to provide logistical support to six additional training locations, as part of the C-5 Aircrew Training System (ATS) program. The contract, if four one-year options are exercised, totals $30 million. Lockheed Martin personnel, in addition to managing the C-5 Training Systems Support Center and formal training unit at Lackland Air Force Base, will provide logistical training support at: Dover Air Force Base, Del.; Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; Martinsburg Air National Guard Base, W.Va.; Memphis Air National Guard Base, Tenn.; Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y.; and Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.
"Training is personalized to ensure each student has the skills needed to engage in missions more quickly and affordably," explains Jim Weitzel, vice president of training and engineering services in Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business.
The scope of work under the contract includes not only managing hardware, software, and courseware, but also maintaining simulator certifications to Air Force specifications and overseeing the training management system.