The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing an additional £11 million for the virtual training system used to prepare British Army soldiers for battle and has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract extension to continue its support for the Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (CATT) located at the Land Warfare Centre in Warminster. BAE Systems will also provide support services for the contract.
The CATT uses an immersive, computer-generated environment to train up to 450 military personnel on a virtual battlefield and has been used by the Army since 2001. It was a key element of pre-deployment training for soldiers preparing to serve in Afghanistan. Lockheed Martin will provide new training scenarios and content for the CATT to help prepare Army personnel until 2018