SAIC Completes U.S. Army Stryker Trainer Order
SAN DIEGO and McLEAN, Va., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) has delivered the last of nine Stryker Variants of the Common Driver Trainer (CDT/SV) to the U.S. Army.
The final unit was delivered to Fort Benning, Ga., where it will be used to instruct soldiers in an immersive 180-degree visual display system and high-fidelity driver's cab that provides a highly realistic environment for Stryker training. Other trainers have been delivered to Fort Knox, Ky.; Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Leonard Wood; Mo.; and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Army has ordered five additional trainers.
The Stryker Variant is the Army's first deployment of a product line of highly flexible, full-motion virtual simulators based on the Common Driver Trainer architecture. The CDT architecture allows driver cabs to be interchanged while using a common motion base, visual display, After Action Review station, and instructor-operator station. Future vehicle cabs may include tanks, tactical wheeled vehicles, or engineering equipment.
"The successful development of the CDT and the initial variant for Stryker has validated the CDT concept. This will enable production-only efforts like this order for additional Stryker Trainers and lay the foundation for straightforward extension of the CDT to simulate other vehicles in the future," said Maj. Dan Gamel, CDT project director for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
"We are pleased that the Stryker Variant program has been so successful and that the customer is highly satisfied," said Beverly Seay, senior vice president and general manager of the Analysis, Simulations, Systems Engineering & Training Business Unit. "This accomplishment validates the fact that we are carving a niche for SAIC as a leading player in world-class virtual simulation."
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