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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MILO Range Training Systems, a unit of Arotech Corporation’s [NasdaqGM: ARTX] Training and Simulation Division, announced that it has received new awards totaling $1.6M from the U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). The orders procure MILO Range Theater 180 systems to train U.S. Air Force Security Forces at locations within the Pacific region. The awards from Defenses Logistics Agency, through ADS, Inc., are scheduled to be delivered prior to the end of 2018 and include extended product support through 2023.
MILO Range Theater 180 systems provide an immersive training environment with enhanced field of view allowing trainees to practice proper tactics to respond to numerous threats from multiple directions. U.S. Air Force Security Forces are responsible for missile security, defending air bases around the globe, law enforcement on those bases, combat arms, and handling military working dogs. All aspects of the Security Forces mission are able to be trained using the MILO Range systems. PACAF is one of nine U.S. Air Force major commands and the air component of U.S. Pacific Command. The command has approximately 46,000 military and civilian personnel serving in nine strategic locations and numerous smaller facilities, primarily in Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Guam and the Republic of Korea.
“We are very pleased the U.S. Pacific Air Forces has selected the MILO Range Theater systems to maintain the readiness of their security forces. Once customers have a chance to see the MILO Range systems and evaluate them vs. other offerings, the choice is clear. Our training content is unmatched and our reliability and support capabilities continue to lead the industry,” said Robert McCue, MILO Range General Manager. “It is a tremendous honor knowing that the PACAF Security Forces will be using our system’s extensive set of features to train their personnel, increase tactical proficiency, rejuvenate the defender, and help fulfill their mission to protect those who protect our nation.”
About Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and operator training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division’s fully interactive operator training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, conscientious equipment operation, and crew coordination. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges, and Air-Refueling Boom Arm simulators. The division also provides consulting and developmental support for engineering and research simulation solutions.
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a defense and security company engaged in two business areas: interactive simulation and mobile power systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Michigan, South Carolina, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech’s website at www.arotech.com.
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