U.S. Marine Corps Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT)
U.S. Marine Corps Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT)

Hatalom Corp Awarded $20 Million US Marine Corps Contract for ISMT Sustainment Services

Hatalom Corp., Orlando, Florida, is awarded a $20,810,678 firm-fixed-price, task ordefr for the indoor simulated marksmanship trainer (ISMT) sustainment services. The contractor will be required to provide all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision and quality control necessary to perform the requirements. The contractor will provide sustainment support services for the ISMT. Work will be performed at multiple Marine Corps installations, and is expected to be completed by January 2026. Fiscal 2021 operation and management (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $1,937,801 will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will expire Sept. 30, 2021. The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Training Systems, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activit.

The ISMT is the Marine Corps’ marksmanship trainer that allows Marines to develop marksmanship proficiency on any of the small arms weapons in the inventory, including the M16 service rifle, M9 service pistol, M249 SAW, M240 medium machine gun, MK19 automatic grenade launcher, and M2 heavy machine gun. The ISMT also has a module that enables call for fire procedures designed for mortarmen. The ISMT is most often used to replicate ranges, and it can be used as a rehearsal tool for the Marine Corps’ qualification courses. However, the ISMT is not limited to simple replication of the qualification range. Marines can participate in shoot/no shoot scenarios or branched video sequences to challenge decision making skills.

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The ISMT is the perfect place for a coach to conduct diagnostics on a struggling shooter. ISMT is not only for the inexperienced or non-proficient shooter though; Marines can use ISMT to reach the next higher shooting badge or achieve the range high score. For marksmanship, units should consider ISMT as a tool to prepare Marines for the range and as a sustainment tool after the range. Marksmanship is the core skill of the Marine Corps, and it takes practice. While live rounds produce the best training, ISMT provides a way to train and sustain Marines without the use of range and ammunition resources.

Hatalom Corporation is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides simulation solutions, software development, engineering and IT services, game-based training and operations and maintenance services. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Hatalom is dedicated to delivering cost effective solutions to meet and exceed customer expectations. Hatalom performs content & courseware development, research & development, synthetic environment and terrain database development for simulation systems as well as providing general software and hardware engineering services. Hatalom capabilities: 3D Modeling, Courseware Development, Database Development, Development Tools, Engineering & Integration, Gaming, Information Technology Services and Maintenance & Sustainment Services.

U.S. Marine Corps Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT)
ISMT — Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer — a simulator using interactive video and modified weapons that allows recruits and Marines to practice firing and analyze shooting techniques without live ammunition (Photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin)
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