Air National Guard Exercises Options on FAAC Incorporatedís Boom Operator Simulator System (KC-135 BOSS) Contract adding $18.6 Million of Funded Backlog
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ė July 23, 2012 Ė FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporationís (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has received a contract modification exercising options on its Boom Operator Simulator System (KC-135 BOSS) contract. The contract is now funded to $22.9 million. The exercised options include 16 production units, a demonstrator retrofit, and the initial 12 months of Contractor Logistical Support. This modification follows a highly successful post-award conference held at FAAC Incorporatedís Ann Arbor offices.
The Boom Operator Simulator System (KC-135 BOSS) is a high fidelity trainer for the Air National Guard (ANG) boom operators that replicates the KC-135R Block 40 boom pod. The KC-135 BOSS provides an immersive simulation environment that utilizes realistic computer generated images with an emulation of the actual aircraft boom controls. The KC-135 BOSS is intended for squadron level training to be co-located with operational KC-135 air refueling wings. The KC-135 BOSS contract was awarded from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI) as a competitive small-business delivery order under the STRI Omnibus Contract known as STOC II.
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