Last Updated: 08/06/2012*
Raytheon was selected as one of May’s “Contractors of Excellence” by the U.S. Army’s 316th Cavalry Brigade for “above-and-beyond” support of the inaugural Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition, held May 7-11, 2012, at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga. Raytheon will be formerly recognized for its Contractor of Excellence selection at an upcoming quarterly breakfast at Fort Benning.
The 4-day Sullivan Cup event hosted 15 Army teams, nearly 70 competitors and an estimated 3,000 spectators. It recognized the best armor crews in tests of precision gunnery, tank gunnery, virtual simulations and dismounted operations -- at multiple MCOE sites, including the 2,000-acre Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex.
“A Raytheon Technical Services Company team of about 50 folks under the Warfighter FOCUS program solely operates and maintains the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex,” said Bob Williams, an RTSC vice president and Raytheon WFF program manager. “The Sullivan Cup is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate across the Armor community the capabilities we provide every day to our Fort Benning customer. It’s an honor to be a part of this terrific event.”
A Sullivan Cup official congratulates Technical Services Company LLC employee Randy Wright, Raytheon, range manager at Fort Benning, Ga., for the RTSC team’s outstanding support to the inaugural Sullivan Cup competition.
The RTSC team was also presented with a framed Sullivan Cup print, signed by the artist and retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the event’s namesake, who served as the Army’s 32nd chief of staff and who is the current president of the Association of the U.S. Army.
In addition to the RTSC team’s range-related support for the event, more than 100 other subcontractors on the Raytheon-led Warrior Training Alliance for Warfighter FOCUS operated the simulators and trainers used in the competition.
Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems business provided an added capability for some of the event’s spectators: a bird’s eye view of the competition’s small arms and main gun engagements through demonstration of enhanced Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System technology. Using both infrared and high-definition color TV modes, the eLRAS3 system enabled guests to view all live-fire targets during day and night operations via two large screen displays in the viewing areas.
“We were proud to be a leading sponsor of this inaugural event,” said Glynn Raymer, a vice president of Raytheon’s NCS business. “It reflects Raytheon’s continued commitment to providing quality products and services to our nation’s soldiers.”
Learn more about the support Raytheon provides to the Warfighter FOCUS program.
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