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Raytheon team saves U.S. Army $300 million on Warfighter FOCUS training program

DULLES, Va., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its partner team have realized savings of $300 million in the six years they have performed the $11.2B Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) contract, the company announced today.

As leader of the Warrior Training Alliance (WTA), a group of more than 150 partner companies that was awarded the contract in 2008, Raytheon has served as single integrator, eliminating redundancies and creating efficiencies to effect the savings. The result: $300 million less spent by the customer on the core contract, which primarily covered maintaining training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations for the U.S. Army.

"During the two longest wars in American history, Raytheon has provided proven, responsive and extremely cost-effective training support while helping to ensure the highest levels of U.S. Army readiness globally," said Bob Williams, Raytheon Global Training Solutions vice president.

The Warfighter FOCUS contract consolidates the U.S. Army's live, virtual and constructive training domains to increase the effectiveness of training delivery and realize significant savings. 

In addition to reducing costs, Raytheon helped to make training support more predictable, collaborative and better coordinated through its proprietary Automated Tool for Lifecycle Analysis and Support (ATLAS) Management Information System, which provides the customer, end users and other stakeholders real-time, metric-driven information and accurate program situational awareness.

The Raytheon-led WTA has conducted more than 1.4 million training events, including Exercise Scarlet Response in July, which tested hundreds of first responders working with the nation's only Chemical Biological Incident Response force.  The contract team also successfully processed more than 5,700 task orders, averaging more than 2.5 task orders per day.

Raytheon and the WTA provide services that extend the core contract to include world-wide, comprehensive training support, from direct support to the U.S. Army's Combat Training Centers in the United States to specialty training in overseas locations like Germany, Korea and Afghanistan, to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operator and maintenance instruction for the U.S. Army.  Customer support is provided 24/7 through the Customer Support Operations Center located in Orlando, Fla., and the Warfighter Support Center, a central maintenance depot and shipping center in Louisville, Ky.

Through Warfighter FOCUS, Raytheon and the WTA help train U.S. Army soldiers, allied and coalition partners around the world, and maintain more than 240,000 training aids, devices and simulators. Click here to learn more about the Raytheon-led Warfighter FOCUS program.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 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 cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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