Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Saab, received a $17.7-million change order to provide modernized VTESS code to the U.S. Army Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS) contract that was awarded originally in July 2017.

The VTESS Code Modernization effort is to integrate one-way and ballistic simulations, and provide integration into a common optical communication architecture. Lockheed Martin and Saab will update current Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (IMILES) VTESS hardware and software to make it compatible with internationally accepted Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) laser interface standards. This will allow the U.S. military to train concurrently with NATO and other allies and Legacy MILES to interoperate with the modernized systems.

“By merging multiple legacy systems’ capabilities into the VTESS product configuration, this multinational capability provides significant sustainment advantages, enabling cost-effective future enhancements and growth for our customers,” said Tom Gordon, vice president, Training and Simulation Solutions at Lockheed Martin.