Aptima has been awarded a $12.4 million contract to develop a weapons trainer for the Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS).

Aptima "will provide a virtual training environment providing simulated mission training to DCGS sites, covering geospatial intelligence full-motion video, high altitude imagery, synthetic aperture radar imagery, electro-optical imagery, and infrared imagery," according to the Department of Defense contract announcement. "The weapon system trainer will allow the Air Force to transition the DCGS intelligence analysts' crew and positional training from on-the-job training during 'live missions' to simulated mission scenario training."

Work is scheduled to be completed by June 2017.