The U.S. Army‘sÂ programÂ executive Office for simulation and training has awarded Meggitt Training Systems a new $15 million second delivery order for the local and international installationÂ of the company’sÂ Engagement Skill Trainer II system.
The company’s open architecture system is designed to integrate with third-party and Meggitt’s own moduleÂ thatÂ works through a tablet-based coaching application to allow trainers to adapt and shift through scenarios during one training session,Â the company said Tuesday.
Jeff Murphy, Meggitt Training Systems president, said the ArmyÂ andÂ National Guard worked with the companyÂ to replace the current EST system with the new EST II in anÂ effort to integrate additional training abilities by modernizing the small-arms trainer inventory.
EST II supports trainers through itsÂ distribution architecture forÂ easy integration with other training systems, wireless tablet access, and automatic coaching capabilities, said Mark Parr, EST program manager.
Meggitt adds that the deliveries to the locationsÂ such asÂ dedicated authoring stationsÂ are scheduled to take place betweenÂ August 2016 and AugustÂ 2017.
In 2014, Meggitt received aÂ five-year contract worth at least $99 millionÂ for more than 1000 new systems to train soldiers throughÂ collective CGI and judgement video scenarios.