Raytheon Intelligence & Space to deliver cutting edge live training system prototype to US Army

A soldier wearing virtual realtity goggles and an artistic view of what he sees.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2021) – The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, two contracts totaling $8.1 million to demonstrate and test a live training system prototype as part of its Synthetic Training Environment modernization program. The force-on-force training technology will compete to replace the aging Instrumentable - Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, or I-MILES, that has been in use for more than 40 years.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s live training system blends new and emerging technologies with Soldiers’ weapons and equipment to create the most realistic live training possible for both direct and indirect fire scenarios. This open architecture solution represents a digitally engineered leap ahead in the realism of live training.

“Our solution leverages the power of augmented reality and artificial intelligence, while allowing Soldiers to train using their own operational weapons and gear,” said Bob Williams, vice president of Global Training and Logistics for Raytheon Intelligence & Space. “The simplicity of our design removes the burden from Soldiers and places it on modern technology in order to train as they fight.”

The company has a long history of demonstrated expertise in live military training as the prime contractor for the Army’s National Training Center and Joint Multinational Readiness Center for more than 25 years.

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About Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 46 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in adjusted pro forma annual revenue in 2020 and has 37,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Published On: 10/07/2021