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Contracts - Awards | L3 Communications | Middle East - Other | Raytheon | Simulation & Training | Support Functions - Other

$162.7M to L-3 to Support US Army’s Kuwait Observer-Controller Team

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Live fire exerciseat Udari Range, Kuwait(click to view larger) L-3 Communications’ MPRI division received a $162.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee follow-on contract to support the US Army Central Command’s Kuwait Observer-Controller Team program. Under this award, MPRI will provide training for US and Coalition forces at the Udari Range in Kuwait as a subcontractor to Raytheon. The initial contract period is for 7 months and includes 2 option years that would extend it to April 2012. MPRI has been providing training services in Kuwait since 1999, including force-on-force training at the company/team level and battalion task force exercises and training for the associated brigade level staff for the Army. To prepare US troops for deployment in Iraq, MPRI supported a convoy live-fire exercise as part of a 2-day training course [pdf]. The course was run by the Combined Forces Land Component Command C-3 Training Section, which used 76 MPRI observer-controllers on the ground. Combat service support and combat support personnel, who traditionally have fewer opportunities to participate in live-fire exercises, received vehicle combat training. Small-unit leaders were trained in various aspects of convoy operations, including conducting rehearsals, giving convoy briefings, making correct vehicle placements, leading rally point operations and performing casualty evacuations. […]

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