April 23, 2019 – (Orlando, FL) – Waymon Armstrong, CEO & President of Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), announced that ECS has won two task orders on the Enterprise Training Services Contract (ETSC) multi-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. This five-year, $2.4 billion contract provides for education, training and knowledge-based services in support of the U.S. Army and its Security Cooperation mission. Retired Colonel William P. (Bill) Canaley, ECS Senior Vice President of Operations will lead these projects.
Awarded by Army Contracting Command-Orlando (ACC-O) for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) the first task order, Senior Instructor Operator for Gunnery and Knowledge Wall Maintenance, provides Senior Instructor/Operator support for the M1A2 Abrams Advanced Gunnery Training System and the M2A3 Bradley Conduct of Fire Trainer, to support gunnery trainers and training exercises in Korea.
ECS will also provide scheduled maintenance support for the Knowledge-Wall, Infra-red Translation and Video Teleconferencing (VTC) Equipment Maintenance. The Knowledge Wall provides a collaboration and communication capability that links the Live, Virtual, Constructive, and Gaming (LVCG) training domains. It provides a timely and accurate Integrated Training Environment (ITE) at the Korea Battle Simulations Centers and Training Support Activity Korea in support of 8th Army LVCG-ITE training requirements.
The second task order, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) – Instructor Operators, also awarded by ACC-O, provides Aviation Simulation Instructor/Operators that support Flight Simulator Instructor/Operator Training on two separate training platforms: the AH-64 Apache Longbow Crew Trainer, which provides full-mission simulator training capability and the CH-47F Chinook Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators, which provides initial and proficiency training of pilots, instructor pilots, and maintenance test pilots on CH-47F. Training for this task order is conducted in five outside the continental United States (OCONUS) locations, including Indonesia, South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Armstrong states: “To stay relevant in an ever-changing world, sometimes we need to look to the past in order to do what’s best for our future. Our talented ECS team has been supporting our U.S. military service members since 1997. While our roots are in technology, we will be integrating these skills with global training solutions to help prepare our soldiers for their next missions. It’s an honor to serve those who serve our country, and these exciting new projects allow ECS to evolve as we enter our 23rd year.”
Canaley adds: “We are pleased to contribute to training our military service members. These ETSC task orders support our soldiers and allow them to hone their operational skills while serving anywhere throughout the world. It is equally rewarding and exciting to support our allies through the U.S. Security Cooperation Enterprise”.
ECS is an award-winning global services and solutions company, headquartered in Central Florida with a second office in Huntsville, Alabama that is focused on aviation and aerospace. An industry innovator with a vast portfolio of best practices, technology, and innovation, ECS has been a proud and trusted provider of training, maintaining, and sustaining Soldiers, Military Service Members, and First Responders around the world since 1997. With experience in over 45 locations CONUS (continental United States) and OCONUS (outside of the continental United States), ECS is a workforce provider of training, coaching, staffing, and managing, and will continue to provide unrivaled training services and effective training operations solutions to our military, U.S. Security Cooperation partners, and our industry partners.