Raytheon has won a contract valued at up to $159 million to support large-scale, live training exercises at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center located in Hohenfels, Germany.

“Raytheon’s technology-enabled training means that location is no longer a restriction to multinational forces training together,” said Bob Williams, vice president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.

“Data from allied units, located in their home countries, is sent back to Germany allowing leaders to track training from anywhere.”

Raytheon developed the Mobile Instrumentation System technology that enables the distributed training. On the ground at JMRC, Raytheon provides a range of services including training area instrumentation, after action reviews and battlefield effects to increase training realism.

The U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Training Area is located in the Free State of Bavaria in the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) approximately 45 miles southwest of USAG Grafenwoehr, and less than 60 miles from the Czech Republic border.

It is the largest U.S. Army Europe maneuver training area and comes under the command of the Commanding General, Joint Multinational Training Center, Grafenwoehr.

The mission of USAG Hohenfels is to conduct maneuver training for all U.S. Army Europe Combat Battalions and to support NATO training activities.

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I’m not sure how I feel about most of the British millitary leaving Germany, is it a good idea?, there were 25,000 not so long ago. I guess Germany’s not as strategic as it once was, but America doesn’t seem to think so but they’re a superpower after all so have the money and manpower.

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I’d rather the garrisons that once made up BFG be based in the UK spending money in our economy than the German. There is of course a cost of relocating so many units back to the UK and building work is underway at sites around Salisbury Plain which are the natural locations for armoured units such as these. Infrastructure such as the Wulfen ammunition depot, the Controlled Humidity site at Ayshire Barracks, and the Sennelager Training Area is being retained so if our Armoured or Strike Brigades need to deploy to Europe via train or the Point ships there is… Read more »