TEMPE, AZ – October 07, 2010 – VirTra Systems, Inc. Don Andrus, VirTra Systems’ President and COO (OTC:VTSI.PK), today announced a multi-tiered, multi-system firearm simulator sale to the United States Army.
According to the award, the U.S. Army has purchased one of VirTra’s world-class VirTra 300 MIL simulators with an elevated deck and HD sound effects for complete auditory immersion. This fully immersive five-screen, ultra-realistic military enhanced use-of-force simulator, is equipped with recoil kits, return fire simulation (Threat-Fire™ II) devices, multiple tetherless firearm recoil kits, a full Axon® TASER® package, firearm refill and recharge stations, M16 rifle kits with Smart Magazines as were recoil kits for M-9 Berettas, M-16’s, M-4’s and Crew Served M240’s and M249’s. VirTra’s proprietary Recoil Refill Stations were also included in the award. The VirTra 300 is the only 5 screen, 300° simulator with seamless video available in the marketplace today. This fully immersive, ultra realistic training environment is as valuable in the Military community as it is in Law Enforcement.
In addition, the U.S. Army has awarded VirTra Systems the contract for a firearms training simulator at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. A mere 15 miles North of the Mexican border, Ft. Huachuca was used as headquarters for the campaign against Geronimo
and tasked with guarding the U.S. border. The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) provides police, fire, security and emergency services for the mountainous southern Arizona base. The organization chose the VirTra 300 LE over all others due to VirTra’s unparalleled immersive and effective training environment. Along with the simulator, several recoil kits and VirTra’s Threat-Fire™ II return fire simulator were purchased. The Threat-Fire™ II provides instant performance feedback via an acute biofeedback stimulus. This increases the intensity and effectiveness of the training, which aligns with the high standards of proficiency demanded by the DES.
Moreover, the U.S. Army called on VirTra to upgrade their previously installed Ft. Hood firearm simulator. Ft. Hood has been using a VirTra 300 LE simulator for several years, which has resulted in an extremely high level of proficiency for both military and civilian agents. In order to maintain the same level of superior training, VirTra was once again called upon to ensure that Ft. Hood has the best system available. The contract includes upgraded software, hardware and weapon kits, which will bring the system up to the highest level of effectiveness, allowing DES to continue the high level of skill and proficiency they require. The DES provides law enforcement, fire, emergency services and physical security for the sprawling Texas Base.
“Being recognized by the United States Military as the absolute best option for the most ultra-realistic, use-of-force simulation is indeed a great honor and testament to VirTra’s tireless team; however, we are not motivated by recognition.
Our objective is to save lives and by creating the best simulation product on the market, we are doing our part to keep our troops, law enforcement and civilians safe,” said Don Andrus, President and COO of VirTra Systems.
About VirTra Systems
The company produces the best-in-class firearm simulators for both law enforcement and military customers throughout the world. VirTra is the higher standard in simulation: from exceptional customer service to unparalleled technology like 360 degree HD training platforms and the Threat-Fire™ safe return fire system (patent pending). When training realism matters, military and law enforcement professionals consistently select VirTra’s simulators.