VSD has been awarded a sole source contract from Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), Orlando, Fla., for the refurbishment, delivery, installation, testing, trainer training, and contractor support for the Iraqi navy 35-Meter Patrol Boat and 60-Meter Offshore Support Vessel training systems in Umm Qasr, Iraq. Included in the contract is one year of logistical support for Iraqi engineering students in Morgan City and Houma, La., while the boats are being built.

VSD was involved in the original curriculum development and delivery as a subcontractor on the 35-meter project and the prime contractor on the 60-meter project. Total contract value is approximately $6.8 million with a performance period through June 2014.