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Raytheon Supports U.S. Army Exercise Using Portable Training Technology

RESTON, Va., May 11, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company recently helped bring full-scale combat training technologies to soldiers who would normally be required to travel to one of the U.S. Army's three combat training centers for the same high-quality experience.

Raytheon modified a training system used at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany, making it mobile for shipment to Fort Bragg, N.C., for an exercise conducted in March. The Raytheon team mobilized portions of the instrumentation system; the player tracking and engagement systems; a trunked radio system; a wireless video surveillance system; and a complete hardware and software suite for exercise control, monitoring and feedback.

The logistics of transporting soldiers and their equipment to one of the combat training centers can add weeks to the time soldiers are away from home for a training exercise that also lasts weeks.

"Bringing a combat training center experience to soldiers is an innovative way to address readiness requirements," said Mike Edwards, a Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC vice president and program manager for the Warrior Training Alliance (WTA), which manages the Army's Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support program. "It provides a high-quality training experience while providing efficiencies related to time and resources."

The mobilized JMRC Instrumentation System shipped to North Carolina provides the Army with the multimedia captures and detailed data needed to conduct analysis and after-action reviews that improve soldier and unit readiness before they deploy to a real-world conflict.

The Raytheon-led WTA includes major teammates Computer Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics Information Technology, MPRI and more than 100 other companies. These training industry leaders bring proven, current and relevant experience across all training environments, including live, virtual and constructive. 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, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism, range operations, product support, homeland security solutions and customized engineering services.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology 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.

    Kristin Patterson Jones
    571.723.2804 (mobile)

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