Army seeking industry support for Aviation Virtual Training Suite

By Jaspreet Gill / November 19, 2019 at 3:44 PM

The Army's Program Executive Office for Aviation is looking for solutions from industry to support its Aviation Virtual Training Suite environment prototype project.

According to an Army notice posted Nov. 15, the service is looking to develop "a prototype solution that will use a common software architecture and source code to provide the essential common functionality for an aviation platform product line, which will enable training in critical tasks required for various aviation platforms."

The service is trying to create a common source code, software and hardware for its full line of aviation platforms that can be used in training systems. According to the notice, the "AVTS prototype solution(s) will support training at the point of need by leveraging the [Training and Doctrine Command] Government Azure Cloud and applying a common Unity-based platform."

The Army Aviation Center of Excellence started virtual flight training this past summer. The program, Aviator Training Next, consists of three pilot programs focused on rotary wing training that will run for one year.

The service will award Other Transaction Agreements to industry through Training and Readiness Accelerator, according to the notice.