CymSTAR celebrates inauguration of new E-4B Aircrew Training Center

La Vista, Nebraska, April 14, 2022 – CymSTAR, LLC., a training and simulation company in the defense market, is today celebrating the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art E-4B Aircrew Training Center near Offutt AFB in La Vista, Nebraska.

The new facility is home to the high fidelity, full-motion E-4B simulator that supports pilot and flight engineer training for the USAF 595th Command & Control Group. The training center was designed for expansion to accommodate future USAF training needs. 

The program could be worth approximately $11.3 million over the next five years with potential future phases.

The training program is designed to prepare E-4B aircrews to fly the aircraft through realistic flight training, including aerial refueling, one of the toughest currencies to train and maintain due to the limited availability of aircraft and tankers. The program delivers initial qualification, requalification, upgrade, and recurrent training for pilots and flight engineers, reducing the need to use the limited number of aircraft or travel out of state to train on a commercial simulator, which is not representative of the E-4B and offers reduced training utility.  

“The great work done by CymSTAR and the E-4B team will provide the Air Force a less expensive, safer, and a more mission-representative way to train aircrews to support our number one priority mission of Joint All-Domain Command and Control,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, Eighth Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center Commander. “This will provide the Air Force with a solution to help maximize fleet availability for operations while producing highly-skilled aircrews; ready to perform their mission-critical duties.” 

The E-4B aircraft is commonly known as the “Doomsday” plane; it serves as the National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC), a critical component of the national military command system. In the event the military command and control center is disrupted, the four currently fielded aircraft would become flying command centers. 

“We are honored the USAF has placed its trust and confidence in CymSTAR to provide a comprehensive training system that contributes to the mission readiness of E-4B aircrews,” said Dan Marticello, CEO and President, CymSTAR. “Combining nearly 20 years of engineering and service excellence, CymSTAR is pleased to join the local community supporting the Offutt Air Force Base mission capability.”

Under terms of the contract, CymSTAR is delivering a suite of E-4B training solutions, including:

  • Training center management and operations;
  • E-4B high fidelity, full-motion flight simulator; 
  • FAA & USAF approved E-4B courseware; 
  • Academic and simulator instruction;
  • Simulator upgrade and maintenance.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended today by Mayor Douglas Kindig, City of La Vista; Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, USAF; Col. Brian Golden, 595Th Command and Control Group; and CEO and President Dan Marticello, CymSTAR. The CymSTAR ceremony was also attended by other local and state government officials, senior U.S. Air Force officials, customers, partners, media members, suppliers, and employees.

About CymSTAR

Headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, CymSTAR is a Service‐Disabled Veteran‐Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that employs over 200 employees in the United States and principally specializes in all aspects of commercial and military simulation, training systems, and engineering services. 

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CymSTAR LLC Awarded the C-5 Aircrew Training System (ATS) Task Order for the USAF

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (11 September 2017) − On September 11, 2017, the Air Force (Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) awarded CymSTAR LLC the C-5 Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) contract under the Training Systems Acquisition (TSA) III Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ. The C-5 Galaxy is the USAF’s largest military transport aircraft, providing global strategic airlift capability for the Department of Defense. The C-5 ATS program is managed by AFLCMC‘s Agile Combat Support Directorate Simulators Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The C-5 ATS mission is to provide thoroughly trained aircrews for worldwide C-5 operations and deployment.

Under this contract, CymSTAR will perform comprehensive operations, maintenance, and sustainment services at four locations in the U.S. to include the following:

  • Program Management/Systems Engineering;
  • Training Device Upgrades and Modifications;
  • Training System Support, including courseware development and sustainment, Cybersecurity support, concurrency management and hardware/software modifications;
  • On-Site Training Device Logistics Support;
  • Instructional Services; and
  • Qualification and Test.

As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned small business prime contractor, CymSTAR is currently executing the C-5 Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (MATS) contract. The award of this new C-5 ATS contract to CymSTAR, consolidates all 44 C-5 aircrew and maintenance training devices under two separate contracts to one small business prime contractor.  This demonstrates the confidence the USAF has in small business to perform the full scope of weapon system training requirements and fully prepare USAF C-5 aircrew and maintenance technicians to execute the C-5 Galaxy strategic airlift missions.

CymSTAR Participates in the University of Tulsa (TU) Unmanned Aircraft Competition

On August 25-27, The University of Tulsa Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted TU’s first Green Country Unmanned Aircraft System Competition. CymSTAR is a key innovator in the simulation industry, a local sponsor for development of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs at the high school and college levels, and a proud employer of many TU business/management, accounting, computer science, information systems, and engineering graduates. Due to our long-term relationship with the faculty and students of the TU Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, CymSTAR participated in the UAV Competition by providing a Software Engineer, Electrical Engineer, and an Engineering Technician to serve as judges for the event.

Teams from 14 Oklahoma and Dallas high schools and colleges competed in a package delivery event requiring drones to fly a package from its source over obstacles to a destination where the package was delivered before returning to the start line. Teams either built their own drones or purchased drones off the shelf. Judges evaluated and scored the teams on safety, round trip travel and teamwork.

The Unmanned Aircraft Competition was very successful, and the TU ECE Department and students plan to continue the annual competition and expand participation. As a leader in the simulation industry, CymSTAR will continue to explore UAV initiatives to evolve this technology for multiple applications.