US Army Awards Raytheon $108M Contract to Train Afghan Air Force; Bob Williams Quoted

Bob Williams

Raytheon announced on Thursday that the U.S. Army Contracting Command has selected the company to develop a new training program for the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation called the Afghanistan Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Training, or AMT.

The AMT contract is awarded under the previously announced Enterprise Training Services Contract vehicle. Raytheon will provide maintenance training for aircraft flown by the Afghanistan Air Force. The new training program will be directed by the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air.

“Our training is helping the Afghan military develop into a self-sustaining force,” said Bob Williams, vice president of Global Training Solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “The program will increase the Afghanistan Air Force’s capabilities and help ensure future security,” Williams explained.

About Raytheon 

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.

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