VirTra Inc. has been awarded a $1.9 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract as a result of the company’s recent partnership with Infoscitex (IST), a subsidiary of DCS Corporation, in support of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Airman Decision Making and Interface Research (ADMIRE) program.
Under the terms of the agreement, VirTra will serve as a subcontractor to IST, which recently secured a portion of the 6-year ADMIRE contract, valued at $135 million. The intent of the contract is to develop technology that improves US military warfighters’ decision-making and marksmanship skills. As part of its partnership with IST, VirTra will develop an expanded high-resolution library of content and an enhanced simulation software engine, which will also integrate biometric feedback that is captured, synched, and meta-tagged to improve models and methodologies that optimize human performance. VirTra’s work on this task order has already begun and VirTra’s involvement on the contract is expected to run through June 30, 2022.
“One of our strategic priorities is to leverage our unique expertise and the world’s best simulation training technology and apply it to the military market,” said Bob Ferris, CEO of VirTra, Inc. “Recent events have brought to light that VirTra’s training technology is indispensable for law enforcement. And while we are continuing our push to ensure that law enforcement personnel have the best decision-making, marksmanship, and use-of-force training available, the fact remains that these needs extend directly to the military market as well. We’re very encouraged by our recent traction in the military market, but even more so, we’re especially cognizant of our unique position to help all first responders effectively improve essential skills.”