Tempe, Ariz. (April 20, 2016) — VirTra Systems, Inc. (OTC Pink: VTSI), a leading provider of use of force simulators and firearms training simulators, today announced that it is one of two awardees under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Department of State (DOS) for law enforcement training simulators. The maximum value of all individual orders under the contract is US$40 million over the next five years.
If successful in winning individual orders under this contract, VirTra expects to provide law enforcement training simulators and related accessories, installation services, extended warranty services, scenario filming services, and training. VirTra’s systems generally employ multiple screens, realistic video training content and an electric impulse return fire system to simulate the stress of real-world situations – ultimately to help best prepare officers in judgmental use of force encounters. Using VirTra’s highly-advanced systems, officers hone and refine critical skills, in realistic scenarios, before lives are on the line. The contract requires, among other things, use of force and firearms simulators with peripheral view, a technology pioneered and continually refined by VirTra since 2004.
“The functional requirements of this multi-award IDIQ contract are an excellent fit with VirTra’s proven capabilities,” said Bob Ferris, Chairman and CEO of VirTra. “It is an honor to be selected as one of just two awardees and we look forward to the opportunity to supply world class training solutions to the U.S. and its foreign partners.”
The U.S. State Department expects a majority of the simulators to eventually be donated to foreign partners in support of U.S. Foreign Assistance programs. The simulators are expected to be used “in basic and advanced weapons training for developing proficiency in marksmanship, use of force judgment skills, close quarters shooting skills, tactical reloading and weapon malfunction clearing related to typical situations which law enforcement personnel face in the execution of their duties.”
VirTra is a global leading provider of the world’s most realistic and effective judgmental use of force simulators. VirTra is the higher standard in firearms training simulators, offering a variety of simulator platforms, powerful gas-powered recoil kits and the patented Threat-Fire™ simulated hostile return fire system. VirTra’s products provide the very best simulation training available for personnel that are entrusted with lethal force and critical missions. The Company’s common stock is not registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Company does not currently file periodic or other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This news release includes certain information that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by terminology such as “could”, “may”, “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “proposed,” “planned,” “potential” and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including statements about VirTra’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although VirTra believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate. In particular, this IDIQ contract has minimum US$3,000 minimum purchasing requirement and there can be no assurance VirTra will receive meaningful orders thereunder. VirTra cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Accordingly, due to the risks, uncertainties and assumptions inherent in forward-looking information, readers and prospective investors in the Company’s securities should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof, is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof and is subject to change. The Company assumes no obligation to revise or update forward-looking information to reflect new circumstances, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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