The Raytheon-led Warrior Training Alliance entered into a fifth year of Warfighter FOCUS program support on May 1, 2012. Read more
Warfighter FOCUS Milestones as of April 30, 2012
- Task Orders Completed: 5,250+
- Inception-to-Date Awarded Value: $5.7 billion (updated July 2012)
- Number of Training Events Supported: over 1.4 million since contract start
- Task Order Support Turn-Around Time (average turn-around time from when a requirement is identified to task order issuance and work begins): More than 50% reduction since contract start
- Customer Satisfaction: 96% average satisfaction rate across Warfighter FOCUS program from end-user customers
- Substantial Small Business Support: average 30% of Warfighter FOCUS work subcontracted to small businesses
Learn more about Warfighter FOCUS program milestones.
Warfighter FOCUS Program Capabilities Snapshots
Raytheon-Led Warfighter FOCUS Business Model: Large-Scale Program Management Success
- Enables Efficiencies
- Consolidated training support and centralized program management provide customers a streamlined acquisition process to deliver rapid, flexible and on-target support and services.
- Upholds Competition
- Base contract awarded competitively, and task orders competitively awarded across extensive supplier base - with 140+ subcontractors, customer is assured that most innovative and cost-effective solution is brought to bear.
- Relies on Small Businesses
- Substantive small business participation – 30% of Warfighter FOCUS work subcontracted to pre-screened and pre-approved small businesses, which include Small Disadvantaged (SDB), Woman-Owned (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB) and Hubzone Small Businesses.
- Promotes Transparency
- A Raytheon-designed secure management information system provides real-time situational awareness and automated 24/7 cost, schedule and performance tracking data to all stakeholders.
Combat Training Centers (CTCs)
The Warrior Training Alliance supports the Army’s three maneuver Combat Training Centers (CTC), which provide realistic and stressful joint and combined training in accordance with Army and joint doctrine.
- National Training Center (NTC) – Fort Irwin, Calif.
- Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) – Hohenfels, Germany
- Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk, La.
The Raytheon-led WTA:
- Supports 30+ 24- to 32-day training rotations per year with 4,000-5,000 soldiers each
- Supports 9,000+ After Action Reviews per year
- Instruments 6,100 systems with MILES gear each rotation
- Has maintained >96% average operational readiness rate of instrumentation system/s since contract began
Specific CTC rotations include training of/for: Counterinsurgency (COIN)-based Mission Rehearsal Exercises (MREs), Village Stability Operations (VSO), Full-Spectrum Operations (FSO), Security Force Assistance Teams (SFAT), Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Situational Training Exercises (STX), Company Intelligence Support Teams (COIST) and Decisive Action (DA).
WTA Highlights at the CTCs:
- In 2012, the Raytheon-led WTA supported the Army’s launch of the Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) at the NTC in March. Read more
- In 2011, the Raytheon-led WTA supported the Army’s initial return to full-spectrum operations training for the first time in eight years at the JRTC-Fort Polk, La. Read more
- In 2009, Raytheon was instrumental in helping the Army in its first Exportable Training Capability (ETC) deployment of the Exportable Instrumentation System (EIS), allowing full CTC capability at a non-CTC site. Read more
Logistics and Maintenance Support
The Raytheon-run Warfighter Support Center (WSC) in Louisville, Ky., is the primary central warehouse and repair facility for Warfighter FOCUS for both Government and WTA member company materials/equipment.
Warfighter Support Center (WSC) Highlights:
- Manages 62,000 square feet of warehouse space with 26,000 different Stock Keeping Units (SKU)
- Processes 30-50 materiel requests per day (pull, pack and ship) all with < 4-day response time
- Receives 40-50 packages per day for vendor Purchase Orders
- Works in conjunction with 13 other repair depots worldwide: in Germany, Korea and Kuwait and at 10 major Army installations
- Nearly 750,000 depot repair work orders opened since contract start
Mission Command Training Program (MCTP)
WTA teams support individual and collective training of U.S. and coalition Warfighters in the live, virtual and constructive training spectrums at more than 60 Mission Command Training Center (MCTC) and MCTC-related operating sites on three continents.
Raytheon-led WTA support includes:
- Operations, maintenance and sustainment of fixed and mobile virtual trainers, including the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT), Reconfigurable Virtual Tactical Trainer (RVTT) and the Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator (RVS).
- Battle command systems training, simulation, network support and gaming platform integration for MCTC programs to build foundational skills to individuals and staffs, as well as allow for robust, multi-echelon command-post exercises.
Intelligence and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training and Training Support
Nearly 1,400 Raytheon-led WTA instructors, technicians, training facilitators, network specialists and role players work at eight Continental U.S. (CONUS) locations to:
- Support the training of nearly 10,000 Soldiers annually at resident courses and more than 80,000 Soldiers annually through Mobile Training Teams and New Equipment Training Team visits
- For every Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) intelligence field
- For two Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) aviation fields
- Deliver more than 80 intelligence and intelligence-related courses
- Manage more than 5,600 training devices
Sustainable Range Program (SRP)
The Sustainable Range Program (SRP) provides worldwide operations, maintenance and sustainment support of digital live training range systems used by the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy and multinational coalition forces.
The Raytheon-led WTA:
- Supports 98 sites and system platforms at more than 30 sites*
- Has supported the training of nearly 2 million personnel on all SRP systems since contract start while maintaining
- >98% average operational availability rate on all DRTS systems; and
- >97% average operational availability rate on IMTS systems
- Raytheon was recognized as a “Contractor of Excellence” for its support to the inaugural Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. (May 2012). Read more
*Sites include the Instrumented Movement Over Urban Terrain Training System (IMTS), consisting primarily of Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF), Shoothouse (SH), and Location of Miss and Hit (LOMAH). The program also employs the Digital Ranges Training System (DRTS), consisting of the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex (DMPRC), Digital Multi-Purpose Training Range (DMPTR), Digital Multi-Purpose Battle Area Complex (DMPBAC), Aerial Weapons Scoring System (AWSS), Home Station Instrumented Training System (HITS), as well as several Range Maintenance Support projects.
The Raytheon-led WTA provides worldwide operations and sustainment of Army Training Aid Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS), including Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) devices, Engagement Skills Trainers (EST) and Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTC), including:
- 267,000 Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) devices worldwide
- 858 Engagement Skills Trainers (EST) systems at more than 270 locations worldwide
- 24 Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTC) both overseas (10) and in the Continental United States (CONUS) (13)
The Raytheon-led WTA provides operations, maintenance, sustainment and instructional support for more than 5,000 aviation, gunnery maintenance and driver trainer virtual training systems at more than 150 worldwide locations.
- >98% average systems availability rate since 2009
The Raytheon-led WTA responds to Warfighters’ live, virtual and constructive training needs throughout the world. Key Continental United States (CONUS) customers include the U.S. Army, all Special Operations Forces, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. WTA also manages Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts throughout the Middle East and Central Europe.
Support Mission Highlights:
- Supports the training of more than 500,000 U.S. service members and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, providing hands-on experience for individual through collective skills
- Supports the training of Special Operations Forces for exercises such as Robin Sage in North Carolina
- Supports the training of Afghan Air Force pilots Read more
Environmental, Health and Safety
- The Raytheon-specific WTA team celebrated over 1,000,000 man-hours without experiencing a lost-time injury (August 2011)
- The Raytheon Warfighter FOCUS-associated engineering team obtained Capability Maturity Model® Integration for Development (CMMI®-DEV) Maturity Level 3 certification (November 2011)
- 90% of Raytheon Warfighter FOCUS-associated employees Raytheon Six Sigma certified
Support to Wounded Warriors
- Since August 2010, 14 Wounded Warriors have been hired to support Warfighter FOCUS through Raytheon’s Operation Phoenix military veteran hiring program (established in May 2009) and in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project™