$20.9M for JTAC/JFO/FAC Training from the USMC
TJ Drafting and Design, Inc. in Christmas FL received an estimated $20.9 million firm-fixed-price contract from the Marine Corps System Command, Orlando, FL, to advance the training capability, operational readiness, and tactical proficiency of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), Joint Forward Observers (JFOs), and Forward Air Controllers (FACs). Demands for air support remain high in the current war, and widespread proficiency in these skills is essential for effective combined arms operations. The training scenarios will require the placement of tactical ordnance on selected targets using Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) procedures and observed fire procedures for Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS), artillery and mortar fire to perform destruction, neutralization, suppression, illumination/coordinated illumination, interdiction, and harassment fire missions. Work will be performed at multiple Marine Corp bases worldwide, and work is expected to be complete on August 31/11. Work consists of producing six Supporting Arms Virtual Trainers (SAVT), buildings that house the trainers, and life-cycle support documentation. Each SAVT consists of a dome based training area and an after action review room. This contract was competitively procured, with 4 offers received (M67854-09-C-8031).