VSD, LLC (VSD) has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., to provide the design, fabrication, installation, and testing of the Iraqi navy training systems and the training development and delivery for the 60-Meter Offshore Support Vessel (OSV). Total contract value is $15,050,000 and work is anticipated to be complete in November of 2011.
VSD will develop, construct, and deliver training for and manage the team of contractors in the development of four simulators to include the Full Mission Bridge Trainer, 30mm Fire Control Trainer, Engine Control Room Trainer, and Small Arms Trainer. The training effort will involve OSV operation and maintenance to Iraqi naval personnel in one training session in Morgan City, La. The effort also includes support for Iraqi engineers who will monitor the ship’s construction. The training shall ensure the Iraqi sailors have a working knowledge of OSV operation and maintenance to sustain operational requirements and systems availability throughout the OSV service life.
“We are exceptionally proud to once again be part of such an integral part of supporting the drawdown of U.S. forces and helping to ensure the Iraq navy is ready and able to protect their national assets,” stated Chuck Wythe, managing director of VSD. “This program will be fast-paced, but VSD is ready to take on this challenge and is dedicated to making this program a great success.”