Outstanding Service and Support Program

This award recognizes those exemplary programs that provide outstanding value to clients. The category includes but is not limited to programs such as training as a service, long-term maintenance, management of facilities, exercise support, or any other long-term service and support arrangement.

Winner

CAE KC135 Aircrew Training System

The KC135 Aircrew Training System (ATS) program for the United States Air Force (USAF) delivers initial qualification, re-qualification, continuation and upgrade training for KC135 aircrews, including pilots, navigators and boom operators. The prime contractor since 2011, CAE USA provides program management, academic and simulator instruction, maintenance and logistics services, training device upgrades, and a Training Systems Support Center. CAE provides contractor logistics support and manages the Training System Support Center (TSSC) to operate 19 KC135 operational flight trainers (full-flight simulators), nine KC135 boom operator simulators, and dozens of lower-level training devices at three overseas and 10 US military base locations, several of which have changed during the course of the program. As a result of CAE’s modifications to the KC135 OFTs, pilots are now able to log 99 percent of their flying training requirements, regain currencies, take check rides and credit operational flying duty time in the KC135 simulators.

For more: https://www.cae.com/media/documents/DM046_KC-135_ATS_ENG_Oct2018.pdf

Outstanding Service and Support Program CAE KC135 Aircrew Training System. Image credit: CAE.

Finalists

General Dynamics Information Technology Simulation services for US Army Flight School XXI (FSXXI)

FSXXI, an initiative of the US Army’s Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE), Fort Rucker, Alabama provides flight simulators and training capabilities, supporting initial-entry level and graduate-level rotary-wing flight training to US Army, US Air Force, and Foreign Military aviation students. In addition to initial-entry and graduate-level training, the FSXXI program also supports collective training at the Aviation Warfighting Simulation Center – a government-owned facility on-post at Fort Rucker. GDIT serves as the prime contractor for FSXXI with five sub-contractors: FlightSafety International, L3T Link Training and Simulation, Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Southern Coaches, and TALON Systems.

For more: https://www.governmentcontracts.us/government-contracts/opportunity-details/NBD00159237628459751.htm?cts=9d9bc

Inzpire “Whole Force” training for MOD’s Air Battlespace Training Centre (ABTC), RAF Waddington

Inzpire‘s team of subject matter experts is embedded within the MoD’s Air Battlespace Training Centre (ABTC) at RAF Waddington. Their job is to design and deliver high-end warfighter training to the British Army, Royal Navy and RAF. They work alongside current military personnel from all three services under a concept known as the ‘Whole Force’; this concept treats a military unit made up of both military and civilian personnel as one coherent team. All the Inzpire workforce at the ABTC are ex-military who retired from the service after full careers and as leaders in their fields; the experience they bring to the team ranges from Typhoon and Tornado pilots to Air Battlespace Managers to intelligence and surveillance specialists and artillery gunners.  

For more: https://www.inzpire.com

Honorable Mention

  • Calytrix Technologies: Titan terrain tools system as part of Early Adopters Programme (EAP) with Austrian Army and CNR Communication Radio software

Nominees

Bagira Systems

MASS

PULAU Corporation

Q4 Services

TREALITY SVS