General Dynamics to support training software, hardware for Air Force

By James LaPorta  |  Dec. 7, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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Dec. 7 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a support contract by the U.S. Air Force for a one-year, $47 million contract.

The deal, announced by General Dynamics on Wednesday, was made under the terms of a single award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract that taps the company to provide "infrastructure, development and engineering support" to the U.S. Air Force. The contract includes developing and maintaining simulation software and hardware for warfighter training, according to the company.

A built-in caveat to the deal between the U.S. Air Force and General Dynamics is that the Air Force can exercise an option to extend the contract up to four years.

"General Dynamics remains at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art agile training solutions and services," Dan Busby, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's IT Services and Solutions sector, said in a press release.

"Training is essential for successful operations and we will provide simulation software and hardware solutions for live, virtual and constructive training necessary to prepare Air Force units for major combat operations."

General Dynamics says work on the contract will occur at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M.

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