(Orlando, FL) — July 12, 2018 – Riptide Software, along with teammates Cole Engineering and Assured Information Technology, was recently awarded a contract to support and enhance the Supporting Arms Virtual Trainer (SAVT) for The United States Marine Corps. The SAVT training system enhances operational readiness and tactical proficiency of USMC Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC), Forward Observers (FO), and Forward Air Controllers (FAC) in the employment of Supporting Arms (SAs) and Close Air Support (CAS). The SAVT system provides a standardized method for training Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for: Naval Surface Fire (NSF), Tactical Air (TA), Artillery, and Mortar support in joint expeditionary operations.
All hardware and software enhancements and upgrades will be designed and developed by Riptide providing expanded capability for the Marines. The project is expected to kick off this month, and Riptide plans to hire 10-15 engineers and military support specialists over the next 1-3 years.
Riptide will support the Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) by providing training support services and full life-cycle sustainment for SAVT training systems at: MCB Camp Pendleton, CA, MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA, MCB Kaneohe Hawaii, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC, MCB Camp Hansen, Okinawa Japan, MCAS Yuma, AZ and the SAVT Test Berth, Orlando, FL.
Barry Clinger, CTO of Riptide Software added, “This award expands Riptide’s capabilities further into the virtual simulation ecosystem using our technical expertise in combined hardware and software designs to create new training capabilities the Marine’s need today.”
This technical expertise is the backbone of the project as the SAVT system will provide an immersive, hands-on, mission-based training environment for SA and CAS mission training.
Riptide Software’s CEO, Philip Loeffel, commented on how this award is significant to Riptide and community reputation: “Riptide’s expansion to new areas of the military as a prime contractor and the addition of customized hardware designs that support Riptide’s well-established software expertise provide significant growth opportunities for the future. SAVT is a great example of the confidence that the community has in Riptide to perform these larger, more complex contracts.”
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About Riptide Software, Inc.
Riptide Software is an award-winning CMMI Level 4 technology company headquartered in Central Florida. Since 1995, Riptide has delivered state-of-the-art military training systems that support our War-fighters through software and integrated hardware design, development, manufacturing, and sustainment of advanced technology systems using live, virtual, and constructive simulations. Riptide’s four divisions also include a wide array of products and services for the Department of Defense and various commercial industries. These services include: defense modeling and simulation, training systems, managed IT services, on-demand technologies, and machine learning/AI. Visit https://www.riptidesoftware.com/ for more information.