Lockheed Martin wins $6.7 million contract to support U.S. Army maneuver training

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 29, 2011. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $6.7 million contract to support live maneuver training.  In addition to the base year, the program includes four one-year options.

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ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 29, 2011. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $6.7 million contract to support live maneuver training. In addition to the base year, the program includes four one-year options.

Through the initiative, Lockheed Martin will provide up to 20 variants of its Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Shoulder Launched Munitions (I-MILES SLM) training devices.

The I-MILES SLM devices are realistic, simulated shoulder-launched munitions powered by common, interchangeable laser and weapons effects engines. In live force-on-force maneuver training exercises, during which some soldiers take on the role of the adversary, trainees using these devices experience the look and feel of the weapons, as well as sounds and results that closely align with real-world operating conditions.

Lockheed Martin has fielded more than 6,000 MILES SLM devices at Army installations and Maneuver Combat Training Centers worldwide.

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