Afghanistan MOD
Courtesy: Afghanistan MOD

Orlando, Florida. 05 August 2019. The US Army has picked US defence major Raytheon for $108 million contract to develop a new training program for the US Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, the Afghanistan Air Force will be trained in aircraft maintenance under the program, named Afghanistan Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Training, or AMT.

Bob Williams, Vice-President of Global Training Solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, asserted, “Our training is helping the Afghan military develop into a self-sustaining force. The program will increase the Afghanistan Air Force’s capabilities and help ensure future security.”

The company will deliver maintenance training to Afghanistan Air Force for aircraft flown by AAF. The new training program will be managed by the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air.

The AMT contract is given under the previously declared Enterprise Training Services Contract vehicle. ETSC delivers core training services to combatant commands and their training of security cooperation partners.