Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on Sept. 12 that it received a $54 million contract to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with five Marine common aircrew trainers.

The trainers will be used to instruct enlisted crews who will serve on a variety of helicopters: the CH-53E Super Stallion, the MV-22B Osprey and the UH-1Y Venom.

The Marines awarded the contract to Kratos under the U.S. Navy Training Systems Contract III from the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.

Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) said it will provide engineering, manufacturing, development and initial support for the trainers.

The machines will be able to provide training in various skills, including aerial gunnery, external lift operations, combat scenarios, standard and emergency flight procedures, hoist operations and crew coordination. The trainers will be able to simulate day or night conditions in all kinds of weather.