NCS General News

Raydon wins $53M Army deal to make simulators

Posted on September 8, 2008

Orlando Sentinel staff writer Richard Burnett writes about a recent Raydon contract win: “The Army’s training-contract agency in Orlando has awarded Daytona Beach-based Raydon Corp. a deal potentially worth $53 million to produce anti-IED training technologies. Raydon’s initial contract in the program is worth $20.5 million. If the Army exercises all options, the deal could […]

$11.9M to AAI for Training Systems for Shadow TUAS Units

Posted on August 27, 2008

From AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its family of Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations (TADSS) has been selected to support training for Army National Guard units operating the RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS). Awarded by the U.S. Army’s Program […]

LM Awarded $37 M to Provide Trainers, Simulator to US Army

Posted on August 27, 2008

From Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce a Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator and the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT/CCTT-RVS) for the U.S. Army, providing Soldiers with the latest skills to defeat adaptive and intelligent adversaries. The initial one-year contract valued at $37 million has three options which, if exercised, could […]

Holloman on Tap for UAV Training

Posted on August 22, 2008

From : “Air Combat Command said Monday (Aug. 18) that it wants to install a formal training unit for MQ-1 and MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle operations at Holloman AFB, N.M. Currently the service has only one FTU, which is at Creech AFB, Nev.” Click here to read the full article

Raydon wins $6M in Army contract renewals

Posted on August 22, 2008

From the Orlando Business Journal: “Simulation training technology company Raydon Corp. has been awarded three contract renewals from the U.S. Army worth more than $6 million.” Orlando Business Journal Tuesday, August 19, 2008 – 2:39 PM EDT Simulation training technology company Raydon Corp. has been awarded three contract renewals from the U.S. Army worth more […]

New electronic warfare trainer preps next generation aviators

Posted on August 13, 2008

8/5/2008 – RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — In today’s advanced simulated gaming world available through Wiis, iPhones and Xboxes, the 563rd Flying Training Squadron trumped them all when it unveiled the new-and-improved T-25 Simulated Electronic Combat Training Unit at a ribbon-cutting ceremony here Aug. 1.  Click here to read the article

Posted on August 7, 2008

The Full Sail Simulation club is proud to announce the release of .  “This web portal will help build the relationship between Full Sail students and the MS&T industry”, said Eric Preisz, the Simulation Club faculty sponsor and department chair for architecture in the game development bachelors degree program. The website displays student resumes, […]

Mixed reality uses a combination of virtual images and reality.

Posted on March 5, 2008

Florida Trend has an article about some uses for virtual reality. The problem: Retraining the victim of a brain injury how to function in his own kitchen without exposing him to sharp objects or hot burners. The solution: Take pictures of the injured person’s actual kitchen. Build a bare-bones dummy version of the kitchen in […]

It's good to see the comp-sim industry continue to grow

Posted on January 7, 2008

From the Orlando Sentinel: “Central Florida leaders united in 2005 to persuade the feds to keep open the military center that anchors the region’s computer modeling, simulation and training industry. That achievement didn’t spark the celebrations that have accompanied other economic-development successes, but it keeps paying benefits. “ The complete article can be viewed at:,0,5388774.storyVisit […]

Army contractors compete for simulator-training deal

Posted on January 3, 2008

From the Orlando Sentinel: “Fresh from the largest award in its history, Central Florida’s simulation industry is mobilizing to compete for another mammoth deal in 2008.”  The complete article can be viewed at:,0,2680031.story Visit at

Medical, defense fields may join in simulation work

Posted on January 3, 2008

From the Orlando Sentinel: “Boosted by an infusion of more than $1 million, the region’s defense training industry is launching a “center of excellence” to extend computer-based simulation training into the medical field, industry officials said this week.” The complete article can be viewed at:,0,2915692.story Visit at