April 27, 2015
US$80m training contracts awarded to Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin (LMT) continues to advance C-130 aircrew and maintenance training under recent contract awards from the U.S. Air Force valued at more than US$80m. Under the C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (MATS) II contract, Lockheed Martin is delivering a number of aircrew and maintainer devices to support ground-based training, including high fidelity weapons systems trainers, part-task trainers and training aids. The company trained more than 15,000 students and delivered 17 major training devices, 12 training aids and more than 3300 aircrew courseware lessons under the legacy C-130J MATS program. Lockheed Martin’s legacy of C-130 training also includes the C-130 Aircrew Training System (ATS) program, where the company trains nearly 8,000 domestic and international airmen each year. This year, Lockheed Martin will continue to upgrade C-130 ATS training devices to maintain concurrency with aircraft platforms and deliver enhanced systems and models for increased reliability and supportability.