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|Raytheon Wins U.S. Armed Forces Combat Training Program In Kuwait|
|RESTON, Va., Oct 05, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has won a contract to improve, deliver and maintain an advanced combat training program for U.S. Armed Forces and coalition partners in Kuwait.
The multiple-year contract, which begins in October, is through the U.S. Third Army Command. The base contract is valued at $44 million. It is part of the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) program.
"We will support all training and training-related tasks for the U.S. military to prepare warfighters," said Mike Edwards, a Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC vice president and program manager of Warfighter FOCUS. "This is familiar territory for us. We have been providing training and training support to the U.S. Army's combat training centers for nearly two decades. We plan to provide the same flexibility, innovation and quality service to our customers in Third Army."
The Raytheon-led Warrior Training Alliance includes major teammates Computer Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics Information Technology, MPRI and more than 100 other companies. With a combined legacy of successfully executing large-scale and complex programs, the WTA is organized to apply the right resources to accomplish each task and to deliver the best-value, lowest-risk solutions.
Raytheon Technical Services Company provides technical, scientific and professional services, as well as a full spectrum of training services and outsourcing for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in Mission Support, training, counterproliferation and counterterrorism, range operations, product support, Homeland Security solutions and customized engineering services.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.