ACK premieres new training facility

KUWAIT CITY , June 4 (UPI) -- The Australian College of Kuwait Wednesday premiered its new Maritime Simulation and Training Facility for defense and civilian training applications.

The Maritime Simulation and Training Facility, established with Lockheed Martin and National Offset Co., is designed to support the maritime and engineering programs offered by the Australian College of Kuwait.


Officials say the Maritime Simulation and Training Facility will provide customized training supporting the petroleum, transport and maritime industries along with serving as an advanced training center for the Kuwait Defense Forces.

"Lockheed Martin is committed to bringing innovation, creativity and best value to our customers and partners," Joe Garland, Lockheed Martin vice president for international business development, said in a statement.

"We are all extremely proud to provide this advanced simulation and training center to Kuwait. It demonstrates Lockheed Martin's dedication to long-term technology skills transfer in the spirit of Kuwait's offset program."

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