Doron Precision Awarded US Army Reserve Contract for Realistic Oshkosh Defense JLTV Driving Simulator
The world leader in driving simulation, Doron Precision Systems, Inc., received a new contract to supply the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) with seven Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) simulators to multiple locations throughout the United States. Doron was first contracted to supply 39 of its 660Truckplus driving simulators to the USAR in 2017.
Don Wenzinger, Doron’s CEO, expressed pride in its role in training the nation’s future warfighters. “For several decades, Doron has delivered top-of-the-line driving simulators to assist in many industries, but in 2017 we began our commitment to the U.S. Army Reserve to deliver a realistic simulator solution. Today, it’s exciting to continue that support by providing the premier 550JLTVplus driving simulator system to the USAR.”
In a bold move to create the best commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) JLTV driving simulator, the Binghamton, NY-based Doron teamed with Oshkosh Defense, LLC the original equipment manufacturer of the JLTV.
Doron used internal research and development dollars to design the simulator in an effort to offer a cost-effective and easily accessible solution. With Oshkosh on the team, the JLTV simulator benefits from the knowledge and experience of the vehicle’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Additionally, Oshkosh is supplying key JLTV parts to ensure that those trained on the simulator use the same JLTV components for training as they would on the real vehicle.
“Our relationship with Oshkosh Defense helped us create the best JLTV driving simulator, while also changing the way military customers buy vehicle simulators,” said Wenzinger. “We built the simulator using our successful COTS 550plus driving simulation system, so it is a tremendous cost-savings for customers, as well as a quick turn production. Working directly with Oshkosh to use the same parts they use in their JLTVs, it took our simulator to the next level. They too, saw the benefit of teaming with Doron and our 47 years of driving simulation excellence, and together we’re confident we are providing the most powerful driver training tool for today’s military training.”
The new simulator, the 550JLTVplus, is a variant of the COTS 550plus series, which is widely used by the U.S. military, technical colleges, and truck training industries. The newest design includes original unique JLTV instrumentation and controls to provide trainees with transferable skills. It offers a comprehensive virtual training environment with several challenging terrain features such as rough trails, steep inclines, side hills, moguls, and a river to cross, and also features advanced dynamic terrain effects including driving through mud, sand, and water.
The JLTV simulator can be purchased directly through Oshkosh’s aftermarket product support and also through Doron’s General Services Administration (GSA) contract.
Doron also supports the United States Air Force, providing its driving simulators to nearly 20 USAF bases CONUS and OCONUS.
About Doron Precision Systems: Since 1973, Doron Precision Systems has been the world’s leading provider of driving simulators and has more than 25,000 driving simulators and 400 motion-based entertainment simulators installed in over 60 countries. Located in Binghamton, New York, Doron designs, manufactures, sells and services simulators for driver training and entertainment. http://www.doronprecision.com/
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles and mobility systems. As a pioneer of combat-ready vehicle solutions, Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance troop safety and mission success.
Setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, Oshkosh ensures every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. Learn more about Oshkosh Defense at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
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