Leonardo and Valiant, a US-based global government services contractor, will pool their expertise to pitch for the Collective Training Transformation Programme’s (CTTP) Army Collective Training Service (ACTS).
ACTS will be a 15-year contract which will see around 60,000 troops trained each year in a blend of live, virtual and constructive simulated environments.
The team will put forward plans for a transformative digital infrastructure that will underpin the British Army’s ability to train consistently and measure results, whenever and wherever in the world it is required.
Leonardo brings experience in modern training, including from its International Flight Training School (IFTS), a strategic partnership with the Italian Air Force which delivers end-to-end training with a core LVC component. Elsewhere, the company’s technologies underpin major distributed training operations, including the recent NATO Spartan Alliance and Spartan Warrior exercises.
Valiant is the main provider of large-scale, complex training programmes for the U.S. Army, Air Force, National Guard and Special Forces, delivering aspects of training including military exercise planning, simulations programming, event design and facilitation and lessons learned analysis for hundreds of thousands of U.S. and partner nation soldiers every year.
Leonardo also brings experience in delivering large-scale support programmes for the UK Armed Forces, with notable examples including the Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise’ (TyTAN), a 10-year support solution for the Royal Air Force Typhoon fleet being delivered in close partnership with BAE Systems.
“Together, Leonardo and Valiant have the skills and experience to deliver on the British Army’s requirement for a long-term, large-scale, highly-complex programme,” said Mark Hamilton, Managing Director Electronics UK, Leonardo. “We’re delighted to be forming a close partnership with Valiant, who are already providing huge and successful training programmes for the U.S. Armed Forces. In the UK, Leonardo will be able to bring our onshore expertise and facilities to bear to support our Army in-country, drawing on the best of our nationwide supply chain, as well as UK SMEs and academia, to provide a transformational service.”
Dan Corbett, CEO, Valiant Integrated Services, said “Valiant is the leading provider of training and readiness solutions to the U.S. Army, and a top training services provider for the U.S. Department of Defense. We’re excited to be joining Leonardo, with its strong UK footprint and expertise in digital and data technologies, to support the British Army. The customer-centric cultures of our two companies are very well matched and I believe that the team will prove to become a highly successful enterprise.”
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