Ravenswood to support British troops training in Kenya

4 March 2020 (Last Updated March 4th, 2020 12:48)

Ravenswood Solutions has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide turnkey exercise support and instrumentation training services.

Ravenswood to support British troops training in Kenya
Ravenswood wins support contract in Kenya for British training exercise. Credit: Spc. John Lytle.

Ravenswood Solutions has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide turnkey exercise support and instrumentation training services.

Under the five-year contract, Ravenswood will provide the British Army with tactical engagement simulation in Kenya (TESIK).

Ravenswood Solutions will partner with three other companies to train British troops in Kenya and other locations.

The companies include Swiss-based laser system provider RUAG, logistics provider Agility and UK-based technical services corporation QinetiQ.

The TESIK contract is the first major contract for Ravenswood awarded by the UK MoD.

Ravenswood CEO Dan Donoghue said: “Team Ravenswood is thrilled to begin building a strong, trust-based partnership with our new client, the UK Ministry of Defence.

“We tailored our best-in-industry capabilities to meet the British Army’s training needs, and we are honoured that they have put their trust and confidence in us. We look forward to helping the MoD achieve their future needs.”

The troops will receive training with weapon simulators, battlefield effects, and instrumentation, as well as instrumented after-action reviews (I-AARs).

In order to enhance training, a laser-based, live-simulation system developed by RUAG known as Gladiator will interface with an instrumentation system developed by Ravenswood.

Known the Mobile Ground Truth System, the instrumentation system can be used to track troops and vehicles in large areas and remote training areas.

Additionally, it will produce data to create I-AARs.

In November last year, Ravenswood signed a contract to support US Army National Guard’s (ARNG) training programme. The contract was awarded by Army Contracting Command Orlando.