U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded two contracts to Engineering and Computer Simulations (ECS) for research & development services designed to demonstrate and advance state-of-the-art simulation and training technologies. The goal of the initiative, called Simulation, Training and Engineering Services (STES), is to produce training/simulation systems that can adapt over time to changing Army needs and conditions. STES addresses three technical areas — TA 1: advanced simulation; TA 2: medical simulation; and TA 3: squad and small-team research. ECS will be developing simulations for medical simulation and squad and small-team research.

Waymon Armstrong, CEO of ECS, said: “Our depth and range of simulation experience enables us to deliver effective simulations for both medical and warfighter training. Because our designers and engineers are highly skilled with decades of experience in all aspects of military executions, they quickly comprehend the need and design solutions that achieve the desired result. The training solution may be based on a platform we’ve already produced for another client or military Program of Record. That means significant cost saving to the client, or if needed we can custom design the training tool.’

“Our first and only priority is meeting the client need 100 percent with the most cost-efficient solution possible. STES focuses on delivering what is needed at exactly the time it is needed to meet an evolving situation. Our team gets that and has been doing it for decades. That’s why we think we are such a good fit for this initiative.”

ECS has experienced significant growth in the past three years, even prior to the STES contract. In the past year, the company was recognized nationally for substantial, long-term business growth from Deliotte and Touche, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Business Journal, Bright House Networks, and most recently, Inc. 5000. The 2016 Inc. designation is the fourth time that ECS has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America.

STES represents 13 contracts granted under a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract. The flexibility of this type of agreement gives the Army the ability to respond rapidly to changing conditions by requesting and receiving resources at the exact time they are needed.