Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Army awards $11.2 billion training contract

Above: Soldiers undergo a simulated Humvee rollover in training at LSA Diamondback, Iraq last year.

The Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has selected the Warrior Training Alliance industry team, led by Raytheon Technical Services and Computer Sciences Corp. to integrate its live, virtual and constructive training services worldwide in the largest contract to ever come out of the agency.

The Warfighter FOCUS program, worth up to $11.2 billion over the next 10 years, will consolidate all LVC training requirements, now run by three contractors, into one large support contract.

A rival industry team known as the Warfighter FOCUS Alliance and including General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Saab, was also competing for the deal.

Read the rest at Army Times