Sun, Jul 12, 2009
Renewed Contract Covers The U.S. Air Force and Air National
Lockheed Martin will continue with the Weapons System Support
Contract (WSSC) by the U.S. Air Force's Air Education Training
Command (AETC) and the Weapons Systems Simulator Training &
Support Contract by the Air National Guard Bureau to provide pilot
training for the F-16. The contracts for $13 million and $20
million, respectively, provide support services for multiple
versions of the F-16 covering academic instruction and assessment,
courseware development, simulator and training device instruction
and training management support.
"Lockheed Martin has supported the U.S. Air Force and Air
National Guard training program since 2002, training approximately
500 students a year," said Jim Weitzel, vice president of flight
solutions for Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support.
"We will continue our commitment to deliver the best training
available today and will work with our customers to reinvent how we
prepare their students for challenges they may face tomorrow."
Lockheed Martin provides pilot training and support at Luke Air
Force Base and Tucson Air National Guard Base in Arizona,
Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio, and Lackland Air Force
Base and Kelly Air Force Base Annex in Texas.
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