TEMPE, AZ – August 29, 2011 – Bob Ferris, VirTra Systems’ (VTSI.PK) CEO, today announced that VirTra has won a contract to supply a shooting simulator to the United States Coast Guard. This is VirTra’s first sale to the U.S. Coast Guard in the history of the company and means that VirTra has now sold firearm training simulators to all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.
The exact confirmation or pricing of the shooting simulator will not be publicly released.
“Our first sale to the U.S. Coast Guard is both exciting and a great opportunity. We plan to prove the critical training value of the world’s finest firearms training simulators to the U.S. Coast Guard,” said Bob Ferris, VirTra’s CEO.