United Kingdom News
Stuttgart, Germany, 15 May 2018 – Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence for the operation, maintenance and technical support for the Army’s Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (CATT).
The two-year interim support contract, worth approximately £10 million, commenced on 1 March 2018.
Based at two sites in the British Army Land Warfare Centre in Warminster and in Sennelager in Germany, CATT is the largest and most sophisticated battlefield simulation trainer in the world. Covering an area the size of three football pitches, it consists of over 150 networked simulators linked in a virtual and immersive training environment.
Soldiers are put through their paces in realistic scenarios involving vehicles, aircraft, soldiers and commanders as well as civilian population, insurgents and Non-Governmental Organisations such as Charities and Television crews. The CATT can simulate a combat area of over 10,000 square kilometers (3,800 square miles) and can accommodate over 400 warfighters training together as a battlegroup.
“CATT is critical to British Army mission readiness and has trained more than 100,000 troops over the last 15 years. Its importance will continue to grow over the coming years given CATT’s unique ability to provide large scale comprehensive, cost effective high quality totally immersive training,” said Paul Livingston, Group Managing Director of Lockheed Martin UK - Rotary and Mission Systems.
Lockheed Martin’s technology is playing a key role in training military personnel across the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Lockheed Martin is part of the joint venture Ascent that is providing the UK’s Military Flying Training System and in 2015 won a contract to provide synthetic training for Chinook Mk6 crews.
For more information about Lockheed Martin’s training solutions visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com/training.