Riptide Software Awarded $49M SAVT Contract for The United States Marine Corps

Riptide Software, along with teammates Cole Engineering and Assured
Information Technology, was recently awarded a contract to support and
enhance the Supporting Arms Virtual Trainer (SAVT) for The United States
Marine Corps. The SAVT training system enhances operational readiness
and tactical proficiency of USMC Joint Terminal Attack Controllers
(JTAC), Forward Observers (FO), and Forward Air Controllers (FAC) in the
employment of Supporting Arms (SAs) and Close Air Support (CAS). The
SAVT system provides a standardized method for training Tactics,
Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for: Naval Surface Fire (NSF),
Tactical Air (TA), Artillery, and Mortar support in joint expeditionary

All hardware and software enhancements and upgrades will be designed and
developed by Riptide providing expanded capability for the Marines. The
project is expected to kick off this month, and Riptide plans to hire
10-15 engineers and military support specialists over the next 1-3 years.

Riptide will support the Program Manager for Training Systems (PM
TRASYS) by providing training support services and full life-cycle
sustainment for SAVT training systems at: MCB Camp Pendleton, CA, MCAGCC
Twentynine Palms, CA, MCB Kaneohe Hawaii, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC, MCB Camp
Hansen, Okinawa Japan, MCAS Yuma, AZ and the SAVT Test Berth, Orlando,

Barry Clinger, CTO of Riptide Software added, “This award expands
Riptide’s capabilities further into the virtual simulation ecosystem
using our technical expertise in combined hardware and software designs
to create new training capabilities the Marine’s need today.”

This technical expertise is the backbone of the project as the SAVT
system will provide an immersive, hands-on, mission-based training
environment for SA and CAS mission training.

Riptide Software’s CEO, Philip Loeffel, commented on how this award is
significant to Riptide and community reputation: “Riptide’s expansion to
new areas of the military as a prime contractor and the addition of
customized hardware designs that support Riptide’s well-established
software expertise provide significant growth opportunities for the
future. SAVT is a great example of the confidence that the community has
in Riptide to perform these larger, more complex contracts.”

About Riptide Software, Inc.

Software is an award-winning CMMI Level 4 technology company
headquartered in Central Florida. Since 1995, Riptide has delivered
state-of-the-art military training systems that support our War-fighters
through software and integrated hardware design, development,
manufacturing, and sustainment of advanced technology systems using
live, virtual, and constructive simulations. Riptide’s four divisions
also include a wide array of products and services for the Department of
Defense and various commercial industries. These services include:
defense modeling and simulation, training systems, managed IT services,
on-demand technologies, and machine learning/AI. Visit
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