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Air Force Wants a Contractor to Link Its Training Simulators

Jan. 7, 2019, 5:37 PM

The Air Force released a request for proposals on Dec. 21 for a 10-year, $900 million, contract known as Simulator Common Architecture Requirements and Standards (SCARS).

Simulators are an essential part of U.S. Air Force training programs, but with many different systems in service, keeping them updated and functioning is difficult. The Air Force is seeking a contractor to create a network that can tie its simulators together. Eventually it wants to connect all simulators, making updates as easy as downloading an app.

The RFP’s cover letter describes the SCARS program as a sustainment initiative to establish a common open-systems ...