AVT Simulation in Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $31 million firm-fixed-price contract to design, develop, integrate, manage, deliver, install, test, document and support construction equipment virtual trainers. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date in January 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

The Construction Equipment Virtual Trainer (CEVT) is to both train soldiers upon initial entry and transition from the classroom to actual equipment by proving a null risk training environment. CEVT shall provide realistic and challenging training using simulated terrain and movement characteristics that enable the student to transfer motor-skills from simulator to construction equipment.

CEVT allows soldiers to perform construction tasks that vary from leveling earth to excavating a trench and from constructing a stockpile to loading a hauling unit. The proposed contract will allow the Army to procure, install, and maintain motion-based simulators for five types of construction equipment: Motor Grader 120M, Scraper 621G, Dozer D7R, Wheel Loader 924H, and Excavator 2040.

Kevin Vizzarri, Vice President of Business Development at AVT Simulation, said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide Army Engineers with a training solution that will increase their readiness. We look forward to working with our extremely competent and proven teammate, 5DT, to deliver this capability to the Soldier. As they say at Ft. Leonard Wood – Essayons!”