DULLES, Va., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded the SOCOM-Wide Mission Support (SWMS) contract to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). The multiple award is an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity vehicle with a $900 million ceiling.
Under this Group A contract, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies will provide professional, program management and technical services to special operations forces (SOF) around the world. The Group A SWMS contract vehicle is designed for large companies to work as prime contractors. It has a five-year ordering period.
"This award recognizes Raytheon's position as a trusted provider of training and mission support services to the Department of Defense," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "Raytheon will draw upon its deep expertise to bring professional and mission support services to special operations forces wherever needed around the globe, with the speed and agility necessary to meet mission objectives."
"Our team prides itself on innovation, quick response and effective execution," said Peggy Styer, chief executive of Raytheon Blackbird Technologies. "These strengths will be used to support SOCOM in its worldwide missions."
Raytheon has extensive experience supporting the special operations community. Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, which Raytheon acquired last year, is a leading provider of persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to special operations forces. Raytheon Blackbird Technologies has supported SOCOM units in various strategic capacities across the globe for more than a decade. Under the Warfighter FOCUS contract, Raytheon is currently providing Army SOF with specialized exercise support personnel and equipment to help provide a fully immersive training environment. The company has also provided comprehensive training solutions to both U.S. and coalition SOF units, including staff and battlespace management training.
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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