The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) has selected Raytheon to train the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in aircraft maintenance.
Raytheon will develop a new training program for the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation under the $108 million contract, called Afghanistan Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Training, or AMT.
“Our training is helping the Afghan military develop into a self-sustaining force,” said Bob Williams, vice president of Global Training Solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “The program will increase the Afghanistan Air Force’s capabilities and help ensure future security.”
Raytheon will provide maintenance training for aircraft flown by the Afghan Air Force. The new training program will be directed by the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC – Air).
The AMT contract is awarded under the previously announced Enterprise Training Services Contract (ETSC) vehicle. ETSC provides core training services to combatant commands and their training of security cooperation partners.