All but war is simulation – U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
Raytheon has supported live training at the U.S. Army’s live training facility at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., since 1994.
For the past 15 years, Raytheon has helped create realistic battlefield conditions and live-fire exercises that simulate what warfighters can expect to encounter when they are called into conflict.
The NTC is one of the Army’s three maneuver combat training centers (CTC). Before the military’s increased operational tempo, the Army used the CTCs to sustain unit, leader, and Soldier training readiness in preparation for general conflict. Now, the NTC – or one of its sister CTCs – is the capstone rehearsal exercise that ensures peak readiness just prior deployment into a theater of conflict.
In May 2008, when Raytheon began work on the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) program, the company’s role at the NTC changed from providing live training support to managing the support of all three training domains, live, virtual and constructive, under one program. As prime contractor, Raytheon leads a large team of subcontractors, called the Warrior Training Alliance, in providing training support at the Army’s more than 500 training sites.
The Army handles the training; the team provides the training support, including:
- training exercise and operations
- support maintenance support for all training and range systems
- engineering and life-cycle support for training and range systems
- management oversight and administrative support for contractor activities
- supply support for all government-owned property and material
- streamlined management and an integrated workforce
- accelerated deployment and managed obsolescence
- enhanced realism and fidelity
- integrated live, virtual and constructive training support
The Warrior Training Alliance team maintains and sustains the equipment and technology built by other companies. About 668 Raytheon and WTA employees support the NTC. Fourteen subcontractors support Raytheon at the NTC.
The supporting map and other content you’ll find on this site include more detail about the NTC and Raytheon’s support.