In accordance with 10 U.S. Code § 4022 (formerly 2371b), The Army Contracting Command – Orlando awarded multiple Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) via the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) for prototype development of the Synthetic Training Environment Live Training System (STE LTS), FoF/FoT Tier 2 Engagement Types (Placed, Thrown, and Dropped Objects) and Enabling Technologies.  The following performing vendors were awarded agreements.

  1. Serious Simulations LLC located in Orlando, FL.  Awarded on 16 March 2022 for Tier 2-Placed, Thrown and Dropped Objects.  The total value of this prototype project, if all options are exercised, is $2,804,284.00.
  2. Cole Engineering Services, Inc. located in Orlando, FL.  Awarded on 23 March 2022 for Tier 2-Placed, Thrown and Dropped Objects.  The total value of this prototype project, if all options are exercised, is $4,959,953.00.
  3. Lockheed Martin Corp. located in Orlando, FL.  Awarded on 15 April 2022 for Tier 2-Placed, Thrown and Dropped Objects, Direct Fire, Indirect Fire and Counter Defilade Engagements.  The total value of this prototype project, if all options are exercised, is $5,338,121.00.
  4. General Dynamics Mission Systems located in Orlando, FL.  Awarded 15 April 2022 for Tier 1-Alternate Direct Fire Solutions and Tier 2-Placed, Thrown and dropped Objects.  The total value of this prototype project, if all options are exercised, is $7,546,210.54.

Additional awards from the RFS are pending.

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and the PEO STRI Agile Acquisition Response (STAAR) Team published an RFI to solicit industry’s capabilities as market research in identifying potential geo-pairing Force-on-Force (FoF) and Force-on-Target (FoT) training solutions. Terrain Augmented Geometric Pairing (geo-pairing) is defined as a combination of technologies that incorporates terrain data to include manmade and natural obstacles, sensors that measure engagement parameters (e.g., 3D position, weapon type and trajectory, point of impact, target type, cumulative damage), and computer algorithms that provide the result of a simulated engagement to training participants in near real-time (accounting for time of flight) leveraging battlefield effects (e.g., visual, audible, haptic). This RFI seeks to introduce Placed, Thrown, and Dropped Objects in support of FoF / FoT engagements for Live Training. Solutions must communicate with the Government-owned Live Training Transformation (LT2) infrastructure. This RFI is also inquiring about industry’s capabilities to demonstrate, integrate, test, and produce geo-pairing solutions that address Direct Fire (small arms), Direct Fire (vehicles), Counter Defilade, and Indirect Fire – Mortars.

Solutions must increase the live training environment realism and evolve to interface with future/emerging architecture (e.g., STE-Information System (IS), Embedded Training), and move the U.S. Army closer to meet the future training strategic objectives (Multi-Domain Operations).

Note: Should the selected vendors fail to demonstrate progress or be unsuccessful in the accomplishment of the goals of this prototyping effort, the Government reserves the right to return to the results of this competition and award additional Other Transaction Agreements to one or more of the vendors that responded to the initial Request for Solutions, as appropriate within the scope and evaluated results of the competition.


HISTORICAL INFORMATION, NO LONGER ACTIVE

22 December 2021:

Q&A Responses dated 22 December 2021 are below:

STE_LTS_SRFI_Q1_Final-12.22.21.pdf

In addition, Q&A Responses dated 21 December 2021 are below:

STE-LTS-RFI-Tier-2-Questions_Responses-12.21.21

20 December 2021:

The RFI deadline has been extended and is now due 10 January 2022, 12:00pm ET.

Q&A Responses dated 20 December 2021 are attached below:

STE-LTS-RFI-Tier-2-Question-Form- All_RESPONSES

6 DECEMBER 2021:

All questions related to this RFI shall be submitted utilizing the Vendor Questions Form provided below. Questions must be submitted via email to initiatives@nstxl.org, with “STE LTS Tier 2 Prototype Vendor Questions” in the subject line.

STE LTS RFI Tier 2 Question Form

1 December 2021:

All questions for this RFI are due by 4:00 PM Eastern on 10 December 2021.  The Government anticipates posting the answers no later than 17 December 2021.

29 November 2021:

Updated STE LTS Tier 2 RFI dated 18 October 2022 with attachments 1 – 5.1

Due date 3 January 2022, 12:00 EST

  1. Vendor Self-Vetting Form
  2. Data Rights Assertions Tables
  3. Data Rights License Terms and Definitions
  4. Terms and Conditions and EULA
  5. STE LTS Tier 2 SOW
  6. Technical Supplement for SOW
  7. STE LTS Tier 2 RFI Supplement Final
27 October 2021:

Industry Day and Request for Solutions Update: The Government has revised its strategy for pursuing solutions on the STE

LTS Tier 2 Prototype Project. The Government will not release an RFS for STE LTS Tier 2 and the 4 November Project TALX has been canceled.

An RFI requesting White Paper responses will be posted mid-November. This RFI is supplemental to the RFI that closed on 4 October 2021. The White Paper responses will combine the technical aspects of the original RFI with the supplemental RFI.  The Government intends to make a down select based on Industry responses to the RFI.  The Government reserves the right to award agreements from RFI responses to the respondent(s) whose solution substantiates to be most advantageous to the Government.

Award(s) are anticipated 3QTR FY22.

28 September 2021:

STE LTS Tier 2 Questions and Answers dated 28 September 2021

Q&A Response

Request for Information


The attached Request for Information (RFI) is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Solution (RFS) or a promise to issue an RFS in the future. This RFI does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever.

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and the PEO STRI Agile Acquisition Response (STAAR) Team publishes this RFI to solicit industry’s capabilities as market research in identifying potential geo-pairing Force-on-Force (FoF) and Force-on-Target (FoT) training solutions. Terrain Augmented Geometric Pairing (geo-pairing) is defined as a combination of technologies that incorporates terrain data to include manmade and natural obstacles, sensors that measure engagement parameters (e.g., 3D position, weapon type and trajectory, point of impact, target type, cumulative damage), and computer algorithms that provide the result of a simulated engagement to training participants in near real-time (accounting for time of flight) leveraging battlefield effects (e.g., visual, audible, haptic). This RFI seeks to introduce Placed, Thrown, and Dropped Objects in support of FoF / FoT engagements for Live Training. Solutions must communicate with the Government-owned Live Training Transformation (LT2) infrastructure. This RFI is also inquiring about industry’s capabilities to demonstrate, integrate, test, and produce geo-pairing solutions that address Direct Fire (small arms), Direct Fire (vehicles), Counter Defilade, and Indirect Fire – Mortars.

Solutions must increase the live training environment realism and evolve to interface with future/emerging architecture (e.g., STE-Information System (IS), Embedded Training), and move the U.S. Army closer to meet the future training strategic objectives (Multi-Domain Operations).

Listed below is the anticipated acquisition milestone timeline for the STE-LTS FoF Tier 2 Engagement Types (Placed, Thrown, and Dropped Objects) and Enabling Technologies effort. The milestones are “draft” only and are subject to change.

1.   RFI Questions Due: 20 September 2021

2.   RFI Responses Due: 4 October 2021

3.   RFS Released: October 2021

4.   Project TALX/Industry Day:  November 2021

5.   RFS Responses Due:  November 2021

6.   OTA Award: 3rd QTR FY22