The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc., an innovative provider of solutions, technologies and services, is proud to announce their role as a key subcontractor to Riptide Software on their award of a five-year $47 million contract by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to continue its support of the Combined Arms Command and Control Trainer Upgrade System (CACCTUS) program. This is Riptide’s second CACCTUS award from the USMC, who previously awarded Riptide Software the CACCTUS contract in 2011 for $44 million.
CACCTUS immerses trainees in a realistic, scenario-driven environment which enables commanders to rehearse tactics prior to any physical engagement across live, virtual and constructive training networks.
“This award reaffirms AEgis’ leadership role in developing and fielding Battlestaff Training Systems for the US military, as AEgis also serves as the Prime on the Air Force Modeling & Simulation Training Toolkit (AFMSTT) for the US Air Force as well as serving as key subcontractor on the Constructive Training Systems (CTS) contract for the US Army,” said Brian Holmes, AEgis Vice President of Orlando Operations.
Riptide leads an accomplished team, comprised of Leidos, General Dynamics Mission Systems, AEgis Technologies, AVT Simulation and Phoenix Logistics, Inc., that will continue to provide Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) for CACCTUS sites, while continuing to improve CACCTUS to ensure the system reaches Full Operational Capability (FOC) through innovations offered by “Team CACCTUS”. AEgis currently provides the Modus three-dimensional (3D) stealth view to CACCTUS, and will be responsible on the new contract for providing and integrating next-generation visual solutions that will meet the FOC requirements.
Barry Clinger, CTO of Riptide Software, described AEgis’ contributions to this effort. “AEgis is critical to the CACCTUS Team and Riptide’s technology insertion plan for CACCTUS. We are very happy with USMC’s decision to retain Riptide as the CACCTUS provider allowing us to continue the journey we started four years ago. We believe we can apply our expertise in emerging technology areas, like cloudbased computing and advanced learning systems, to further the capabilities of CACCTUS and ultimately provide the Marines with unparalleled training.”
About The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc.
AEgis Technologies (aegistg.com) is a privately held small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. AEgis specializes in utilizing modeling & simulation (M&S) technology to support weapon systems development and create training solutions so our war fighters make it home safely. Our M&S products and services include simulation software and training simulators; geospatial databases; 3D models; warfighter exercise support; systems engineering and analysis; verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A); test and evaluation support; and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) simulation.
Our engineers and scientists excel in advancing cutting edge technologies from concept to deployment with applications ranging from defense to energy to biotechnology. Our expertise includes system development and integration, mechanical and optical development, microelectronics, directed energy sensors and instrumentation, laser eye protection, advanced coatings, metamaterials/plasmonics and pharmacokinetic modeling.
AEgis was awarded one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in 2012 by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and was also awarded the 2012 Small Business of the Year. AEgis’ President & CEO, Steve Hill, was awarded the 2012 Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award for excellence in leadership and entrepreneurship.
AEgis has enjoyed steady growth with revenues increasing to $60+ million in sales and employment of 325+ professionals. For more than 25 years, AEgis has been instrumental in the acceptance of M&S as a profession, as a graduate program of study 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.