Reading’s Fidelity Technologies Corp. landed a $21 million contract with the United States military to provide maintenance services to the Navy’s largest battleship simulator.
The field services unit of Fidelity Technologies was awarded a five-year contract with the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division to provide maintenance to recruit-training simulators in 11 training facilities in Illinois, Virginia and California.
Since 1990, Fidelity has held two contracts to provide maintenance for the Navy, but this time the contract is consolidated into one and includes work to the Navy’s flagship battleship simulator, Battlestations 21. Fidelity is the exclusive provider of maintenance for the simulator.
“We are really excited that we will be working on the Navy’s largest battleship simulator,” Brian Remick, senior program manager at Fidelity Technologies, said this morning. “We take a lot of pride in the fact that every Navy recruit will use this simulator.”
Under the contract, Fidelity also will provide maintenance to firefighting simulators, which train recruits how to put out fires on ships. In addition, the company will do service to technical training equipment, which helps recruits to learn electronics or machinist trades.
“Our employees’ outstanding service and dedication to the warfighter are key components that have enabled us with the ability to win this contract for another five years,” Fidelity’s general manager John Russell said.