Ravenswood to support US Army National Guard’s training programme

11 November 2019 (Last Updated November 11th, 2019 10:52)

Ravenswood Solutions will support the US Army National Guard's (ARNG) training programme under a new contract.

Ravenswood to support US Army National Guard’s training programme
Soldiers train during a 21-day eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, in July 2019. Credit: Ravenswood Solutions.

Ravenswood Solutions will support the US Army National Guard’s (ARNG) training programme under a new contract.

The contract was awarded by Army Contracting Command Orlando and will support ARNG’s eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) programme.

Under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, Ravenswood will provide planning, operations and sustainment services for the programme until 31 October 2024.

The five-year contract has a potential value of $555m.

Ravenswood Solutions president and CEO Dan Donoghue said: “Ravenswood Solutions gives our all to provide best-in-class products and services to our troops.

“We are honoured to be chosen to continue to support this critically important training to our nation’s guardsmen.”

The XCTC programme is designed to provide realistic and fully instrumented live training for brigade combat teams, functional and multi-functional brigades.

It allows three brigades to train simultaneously at multiple locations. The programme uses an instrumentation system that can track and record location and training exercises.

Earlier this year, Ravenswood received a contract to manufacture two brigade-sized FlexTrain instrumentation systems for ARNG. The contract also includes the supply of ORION software licence to ARNG for five years.

Ravenswood’s FlexTrain is a global positioning system-based instrumentation solution designed to track vehicles, units and soldiers during training exercises.

The ORION software platform enables training officials to undertake post-exercise reviews.

ARNG will use the software during the annual XCTC exercises across the US. The exercises will involve more than 21,000 troops next year.