Air Force buys threat simulator from MTC

DAYTON, Ohio, 6 Dec. 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. announced it had won a three-year, $13.8 million potential value FAST task order to provide and sustain Visual Threat Recognition and Avoidance Trainer (VTRAT) devices to train Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard crewmembers to recognize and respond to anti-aircraft threats.

Dec 6th, 2005

DAYTON, Ohio, 6 Dec. 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. announced it had won a three-year, $13.8 million potential value FAST task order to provide and sustain Visual Threat Recognition and Avoidance Trainer (VTRAT) devices to train Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard crewmembers to recognize and respond to anti-aircraft threats.

The contract was awarded by the Ogden Air Logistics Center, 508th Mature Aircraft and Simulator Sustainment Group, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. MTC will manage the contract from its Training and Technology Division, based in San Antonio, Texas.

Under the task order, MTC will produce, install, and provide maintenance and instructor training for new MTC-developed VTRAT devices delivered to training sites in the continental United States and overseas. Additionally, MTC will provide technical support for currently fielded VTRAT devices, and will maintain crewmember instruction courseware that combines state-of-the-art visual and interactive simulations with intelligent tutoring methodologies.

"MTC is proud to be the developer of this customized, aircraft-specific simulation and instruction that will teach crewmembers how to visually detect and identify ground-based threats, and how to initiate defensive maneuvers and countermeasures in an accurate and timely manner," said MTC CEO David Gutridge. "We are very pleased to be able to contribute to this essential training of our warfighters and are gratified by the many accolades we have received from pilots who have had to rely on this training under live fire situations."

MTC, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides systems engineering, information technology, intelligence, and program management services to the federal government. The company employs approximately 2,700 people in more than 40 locations. It was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. For more information, see www.mtctechnologies.com.

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