By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 2, 2016
|Bluedrop cockpit training simulation. Photo: Bluedrop Training and Simulation|
[Avionics Magazine 12-02-2016] Rockwell Collins and Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc. (BTSI) have signed an agreement that will allow the companies to jointly bid and provide integrated solutions for military customers. The two companies have complementary intellectual property and technologies that will create more cohesive solutions that use real-time simulation devices and learning technologies, according to a statement released by Rockwell Collins.
“As a result of this agreement, customers will now receive a complete training solution from one resource. Together we’ll cover the full spectrum — from requirements analysis through instructional execution all on a common software architecture,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of simulation and training solutions for Rockwell Collins.
The agreement sets the framework for exploring various business opportunities between the companies.
This teaming agreement will allow for competitive bidding on a number of Canadian, United States and international contracts that are looking training solutions. Work will be performed in Canada by BTSI at its plant in Halifax, and by Rockwell Collins Canada in Ottawa; and in the United States at Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions facilities in Sterling, Virginia; Binghamton, New York; Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Salt Lake City, Utah.