Raytheon contracted to provide mission support to USSOCOM

20 August 2015 (Last Updated August 20th, 2015 18:30)

Raytheon has received a multiple-award contract to provide mission support to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Raytheon has received a multiple-award contract to provide mission support to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity SOCOM-Wide Mission Support (SWMS) contract has a maximum ceiling of $900m, and requires Raytheon Blackbird Technologies to provide professional, programme management, and technical services to special operations forces (SOF) across the globe.

The Group A SWMS contract vehicle is designed for large companies to work as prime contractors, and includes a five-year ordering period.

Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services president Dave Wajsgras said: "This award recognises Raytheon's position as a trusted provider of training and mission support services to the Department of Defense.

"This award recognises Raytheon's position as a trusted provider of training and mission support services to the Department of Defense."

"Raytheon will draw upon its deep expertise to bring professional and mission support services to special operations forces wherever needed around the globe, with the speed and agility necessary to meet mission objectives."

Raytheon Blackbird Technologies chief executive Peggy Styer said: "Our team prides itself on innovation, quick response, and effective execution. These strengths will be used to support SOCOM in its worldwide missions."

Since its acquisition in 2014, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies has been providing persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to SOF.

In addition to the SWMS contract, Raytheon is also providing SOF with specialised exercise support personnel and equipment under the Warfighter FOCUS contract, to help provide a fully immersive training environment.

The company has already provided comprehensive training solutions to both the US and coalition SOF units, including staff and battlespace management training.