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Huntsville, AL, United States, 2013/10/02 - The AEgis Technologies Group Inc. has been awarded a $9M contract to modify and deliver two 360-degree Improved Moving Target Simulator (IMTS) training devices to provide upgraded Stinger training for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) - AEgisTG.com.
AEgis was announced last week as the winner of this Full and Open competition by the Marine Corps System Command (MARSYSCOM) Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) based in Orlando, Florida.
“We are proud to be selected to build these important training simulators for the Marines,” said Del Beilstein, Vice President of Business Development, Technology Solutions. “AEgis has worked extensively in providing training and simulation solutions for both the US Army and US Air Force, and we are excited for the opportunity to deliver these IMTS devices for the United States Marine Corps.”
AEgis will provide the Marine Corps with state-of-the-art, fully immersive IMTS training systems at both Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point that are sustainable and fully capable of supporting individual Stinger Missile team training exercises. AEgis has proven performance for delivering innovative, non-proprietary, training simulation solutions for customers, including the IMTS Upgrade for the US Army’s 2nd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery at Fort Sill, OK, and the MH-47E and MH-60K Combat Mission Simulator (CMS) Legacy Upgrade Effort (LUE) for the Program Manager for SOF Training Systems, US Army PEO STRI, based in Orlando, Florida.
The IMTS training system consists of 40-foot diameter hemispherical dome screen panels with multiple computer-generated images (including geometry correction and edge blending) that are projected seamlessly within the 360-degree IMTS dome, allowing up to three, two-person Stinger Missile teams to simultaneously train missile engagements against threat aircraft. The teams use real (inert) Stinger Missile tubes to conduct their engagements, and their training performance is tracked and scored from a robust Instructor Operator System (IOS). The IMTS is designed to be completely immersive for trainees with high-fidelity sound and graphics, along with simulated weather, clouds, and background environments.
About The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc.
Awarded the 2012 Small Business of the Year (Outstanding Small Business category 51-350 employees) and awarded the 2012 Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award for excellence in leadership and entrepreneurship for AEgis President & CEO Steve Hill by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Also awarded one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in 2012 by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
AEgis Technologies (aegistg.com) is a privately held small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, that provides advanced technology and expert consulting services to industries throughout the world. AEgis specializes in modeling & simulation (M&S) and micro/nanoscale technology development. The company’s M&S products and services include simulation software and training simulators; geospatial databases; 3D models; war fighter exercise support; systems engineering and analysis; verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A); test and evaluation support; Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) and Man-in-the-Loop (MIL) simulation. AEgis’ Nanogenesis Division excels in advancing cutting edge micro and nanoscale technologies from concept to deployment with applications ranging from defense to energy to biotechnology.
AEgis has enjoyed steady growth with revenues increasing to $65+ million in sales and employment of 300+ professionals. AEgis has been instrumental in the acceptance of M&S as a profession, as a graduate program of study among many colleges and universities and in the creation of an M&S standards and professional certification across the international M&S professional community-of-practice. Since its founding in 1989, AEgis is committed to honesty and integrity and has been recognized for its honorable business practices by receiving the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Ethics Award. The company’s highly skilled work force is dedicated to building lasting relationships and providing superior products and services to our customers.