The U.S. Navy will pay Fidelity Technologies Corp. $68 million to provide flight simulation and classroom instruction to pilots and flight officers, the company announced today.

The contract, awarded by Naval Air Systems Command, is the largest flight training contract Fidelity has secured in its 20-year history, said J. David Gulati, president of the Reading-based company.

Through a separate, five-year contract, Fidelity already provides flight training to the Navy's Pacific Fleet.

Under the latest deal, Fidelity will provide flight instructors and simulation training through the Corpus Christi, Texas-based Naval Air Training, which trains aviators at air stations in four different states.

The contract will become effective Aug. 1. -