U.S. Awards Military Simulator Contract to Raydon

Raydon was awarded a contract worth over $45 million if all options are exercised to provide military vehicle simulation and training for the U.S. military. The Orlando Sentinel writes that the contract is a major coup for the smaller Raydon when compared to its competitors in the Orlando area like Lockheed Martin. While only 300 persons strong the company has demonstrated an ability to build and operate military vehicle simulators, and especially military convoy simulators used to train troops going to Iraq and Afghanistan. The main threat over the last few years to U.S. troops has been IED and attacks on vehicle convoys so the U.S. has invested heavily in training troops to counter these types of attacks. Simulators are only part of the solution as the U.S. has built whole networks of simulated Iraqi terrain at the U.S. training ranges.

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