Raytheon has received a $13.5 million task order modification to train an additional 24 Afghan pilots under the U.S.’ New Dawn warfighter training program.
The company will help the Afghan fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft pilots to achieve the equivalent of a commercial pilot certification through the U.S. Army‘s Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support contract, Raytheon said Monday.
“Helping to shape the future leaders of the Afghan Air Force will also contribute to stability and security in Afghanistan, ” said Bob Williams, vice president of global training solutions at Raytheon.
Raytheon says it works with more than 150 companies to facilitate training of U.S. soldiers and allied troops as well as maintain warfighter educational materials and simulation tools.
To date, 102 Afghan airmen have received aviation, problem solving, advanced mathematics and English language training through the New Dawn initiative, according to the company.