General Dynamics will continue managing the Army's LT2 live training systems that include nearly 300 training ranges worldwide, with training that scales from individual soldiers to brigades participating in live force-on-force and force-on-target training. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
Other government agencies encouraged to use the LT2 Product Line to reduce maintenance and lifecycle costs for their training products.
A General Dynamics-led team has been awarded the Live Training Transformation (LT2) Consolidated Product-line Management (CPM) Next contract by the U.S. Army. The General Dynamics team was awarded the original CPM program contract in 2009 by the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Program Manager for Training Devices (PM TRADE). With this award, the General Dynamics team will continue managing the Army's LT2 live training systems that include nearly 300 training ranges worldwide, with training that scales from individual soldiers to brigades participating in live force-on-force and force-on-target training. The CPM Next award is a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a total potential value of $415 million.
Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems, said, Over the past five years, General Dynamics has delivered exceptionally well on our promise to the Army, helping them to save hundreds of millions of dollars in training system sustainment and maintenance costs. The savings created an opportunity to fund investments in evolving and creating new capabilities across the Army's global training enterprise.
The LT2 CPM Next contract will help the Army continue to reduce the costs and complexity associated with maintaining its diverse portfolio of training systems. The team will also rapidly integrate new training capabilities, directly supporting a soldier's ability to be ready for operations in today's complex mission environment. A provision in the contract encourages other U.S. Department of Defense organizations and U.S. Department of Homeland Security agencies to participate in the LT2 Product Line to create and manage their training products for cost-savings and overall training efficiencies.
General Dynamics is the prime contractor for LT2 CPM Next program. Team members include Assured Information Technology Engineering (Orlando, Fla.); Alion Science and Technology (Orlando, Fla.); Applied Research Associates, Inc. (Orlando, Fla.); Big Lever Software Inc. (Austin, Tex.); Carley Corporation (Orlando, Fla.); General Dynamics Information Technology (Orlando, Fla.); Leidos (Orlando, Fla.); Madcap Software (San Diego); nFocus Solutions (Phoenix, Ariz.); Phoenix Logistics, Inc. (Tempe, Ariz.); Productivity APEX Inc. (Orlando, Fla.); Raytheon (Orlando, Fla.); and Riptide Software, Inc. (Orlando, Fla).
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