Fidelity Technologies Corp. (Fidelity) today announced a $35.5 million contract with the U.S. Navy to provide maintenance and operational support for six helicopter flight training locations across the country.
The five-year contract for Helicopter Contractor Operation and Maintenance Services (HELO COMS) was entered into with the Naval Air Warfare Center – Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD).
Under the contract, Fidelity will provide all labor and materials needed to maintain the helicopter flight training systems at five Naval locations as well as the Marine Corps Air Facility in Quantico, VA. The Naval training locations include: Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego, CA; NAS Corpus Christi, TX; Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, VA; NAS Jacksonville, FL; and NS Mayport, FL.
Additionally, Fidelity will provide training instructors at the Marine Corps Air Facility in Quantico. This facility is home to the flight training simulator for the VH-60N, which currently serves as Marine One, the Presidential helicopter.
“Our mission to keep these training systems in perfect working order is a duty we take very seriously,” explained David Gulati, president of Fidelity, based in Reading, Pa. “Our war fighters are the best trained in the world and it is our job to ensure their training equipment remains in pristine condition.”
The agreement falls under the category of Fielded Training Systems Support (FTSS) and covers the simulators for the SH-60B, MH-60S, SH/HH-60F/H, MH-53E, VH-3D, VH-60N and C2A helicopters.