VirTra, Inc. has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Department of State for the Republic of Mexico with a value of $1.6 million.

Under this new contract, the company will deliver VirTra Driver Training Systems (V-DTS) and use-of-force simulators with drop-in weapon recoil kits to numerous state police academies and correctional facilities in Mexico. This order, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, follows the successful delivery and installation of 11 driving simulators previously purchased for the Republic of Mexico in March 2019.

Driving Simulator
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“Once this order is completed, VirTra simulators will be in an additional 10 states in Mexico, and in total, we’ll have 77 simulators deployed across the country,” said Jason Mulcahy, General Manager of VirTra. “Given the current global social and economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we're particularly proud to provide state-of-the-art training to our foreign allies in the Republic of Mexico at this time.”

Through the preliminary order, VirTra will be providing the distributor with multiple simulators, including V-ST PROs, as well as various accessories such as drop-in recoil kits that convert standard firearms into training firearms, and Threat-Fire electric shoot-back devices so that trainees experience real stress during virtual training. In addition to setting up the equipment, VirTra will also be conducting training during each installation. VirTra anticipates recognizing all revenues from this order by the end of 2021.

“As part of our broader strategy to expand our international presence, we’ve been selected by a well-established distributor in Europe,” said Bob Ferris, CEO and Chairman of VirTra. “This gives us an excellent opportunity to provide first responders and military personnel throughout Europe with industry-leading technology and training methods, and we’re certainly encouraged by this significant initial order. Given the years this distributor spent vetting simulation manufacturers and their product’s efficiency, the decision to partner with VirTra is a great testament to the quality of our products. We look forward to helping advance effective simulation training throughout Europe in the years to come.”