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FAA awards Air Traffic Control Optimum Training Solution contract to Raytheon team

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A team led by Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has received a 10-year contract to provide training support for Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers. The single contractor award is valued at $437 million for the five-year base period. The contract also has two options. If exercised, the first option is three years and the second option, two years.

The FAA's Air Traffic Control Optimum Training Solution (ATCOTS) contract is a performance-based contract that replaces the current FAA field Training Support for Air Traffic (TSAT) and the FAA Academy Instructional Support Services (ISS) contracts. The ATCOTS contract, which began Sept. 9, gives the Raytheon team the ability to examine the entire air traffic controller training lifecycle.

"We are proud to have been selected to provide training support for the next decade," said Rick Yuse, RTSC president. "Our ATCOTS team is committed to ensuring a smooth transition, exceptional training and an improved training process for the FAA's air traffic controllers." The Raytheon-led ATCOTS team includes Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Arlington, Va.; Dynamic Sciences, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; The Fortier Group, Oceanside, Calif.; CNI Information Technology, LLC, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Interim Solutions for Government, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Chenega Technology Services Corporation, Alexandria, Va.; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.; and Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, Minn.

"Our systematic approach to designing training solutions will help the FAA provide safe, uninterrupted travel for air travelers," said Raytheon Program Manager Charlie Keegan. "The training we will deliver to the FAA is built on more than 40 years of experience delivering a full range of training to the air traffic control community."

RTSC provides technology solutions for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. RTSC specializes in Mission Support (including installation, integration, maintenance, training and logistics support), counterproliferation and counterterrorism, homeland security solutions, base and range operations and customized engineering and manufacturing.

Note to Editors:
This contract award was announced by the FAA Sept. 9, 2008.

The TSAT contract incumbent is the Washington Consulting Group (WCG), and the ISS contract incumbent is the University of Oklahoma (OU). WCG and OU were on the Lockheed Martin Corporation ATCOTS team. Both WCG and OU have been incumbents for more than 20 years.