CSC Awarded $118 Million in Task Order Modifications to Increase Simulation-based Aviation Training for U.S. Army
News Release -- September 29, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 29 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the U.S. Army awarded the company three task order modifications valued at $118 million to increase simulator-based flight and related aviation training support for the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Ft. Rucker, Ala. The task order modifications were awarded under the Flight School XXI indefinite-delivery requirements contract, which CSC won in 2003. The simulation services contract has a six-month base period with 19 one-year options.
Under the terms of the contract modifications, CSC will provide four virtual simulator flight training devices and upgrade three existing devices with motion mechanisms. These devices will be housed at a 136,000-square-foot facility in Daleville, Ala., along with 34 other high-fidelity flight simulators built by the CSC-led team under previous contracts. The additional simulators will enable the Army to increase student pilot capacity by 25 percent.
“Army aviators are not only receiving superior training, but they are doing so at a cost savings of more than eight to one over live training. In addition, advanced simulation training is helping make students combat ready up to 100 days faster,” said Randy Cash, vice president and general manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector Huntsville Alabama Operations. “By combining live, virtual and constructive training tools, we help our clients maximize human performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.”
Under the Flight School XXI contract, CSC provides cost-effective simulation training in realistic combat environments that supplement the live aircraft experience. Students experience combat conditions in realistic environments on terrain that they will see in the future while learning to fly and fight.
In addition to these three task order modifications, CSC also recently won another $28 million modification to its Flight School XXI contract for additional simulator-based flight and related aviation training support.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 95,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 2, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.