Raytheon UK has formed an industrial team, Omnia Training, to bid for the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP).
The company is the UK unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp and the team comprises of Capita, Cervus, Improbable Defence, and Rheinmetall.
The team aims to become the Strategic Training Partner for the programme that seeks to transform the way collective training is carried out by the British Army.
The programme will deliver a technology-enabled training system, the Future Collective Training System (FCTS).
The capability will allow the British Army to use modern training technologies and methodologies such as synthetic training environments, advanced data, and connectivity solutions to train soldiers and commanders for complex warfare scenarios.
Worth £1.2bn (€1.4bn) for 15 years, the CTTP contract will be a single-source award. The winner is expected to be selected in 2025.
As a CTTP’s Strategic Training Partner, the Omnia Training team will be required to take charge of the British Army’s existing collective training system and infrastructure.
It will work with the Army to deliver a fully integrated and flexible training solution, as well as new and enhanced training capabilities.
Raytheon UK chief executive Jeff Lewis said: “We are bringing together a team that has collaboration and innovation at its heart. Omnia Training embraces modern training technologies and methodologies that enhances the common training experience and is focused on delivering better training outcomes for the soldier and commander.
“At the heart of our collaborative approach will be the exploitation of data and connectivity across multiple training technologies.
“This combination will enable us to deliver a truly flexible and cutting-edge training environment and will help prepare the Army for a range of scenarios that have traditionally been difficult to create on a training ground.”