Evans & Sutherland Computer has received a $16.7 million order from the Naval Training Systems Center the Salt Lake-based firm's largest-ever direct U.S. government contract.

The company will integrate a visual system used for simulation training into an AH1W helicopter flight simulator at Camp Pendleton, Calif. It is the first time Evans & Sutherland will have complete visual system responsibility, including integration with the simulator, a company spokesman said.Evans & Sutherland designs, builds, markets and services computing systems for pilot training, vehicle engineering and other applications.