Raytheon and the U.S. Army have conducted five million training activities with soldiers deployed at combat training facilities, digital training ranges and other military bases worldwide under the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support contract.
Raytheon said Wednesday the company and branch have recorded $400 million in cost savings since 2008 on the Warfighter FOCUS program through redundancy elimination and cross-training of uniformed personnel on how to maintain and operate simulators and other training aids.
“Reaching these unprecedented milestones was only possible as a result of the investments Raytheon has made in information systems, technology and logistics capabilities; our partnership with the [Warrior Training Alliance] companies; and our domain knowledge as one of the Department of Defense‘s largest training partners,” said Dave Wajsgras, president of intelligence, information and services at Raytheon.
“32 cents of every dollar spent on this contract has gone to small businesses,” he added.
WTA is a Raytheon-led team comprising 150 firms that offer global sustainment support and training services to the service branch’s military personnel.