Capita and Raytheon UK have been awarded a contract to transform the Royal Navy’s (RN) training and learning solutions over the next 12 years, the company announced on 13 January.

The contract has an initial value of £200 million (€224 million) to Raytheon UK and will ensure the RN offers best-in-class training for all its personnel, accelerating the insertion of new technology, processes and learning solutions. This aligns well with the service’s ambitious transformation agenda. The company will play a key role in transforming training analysis, design, delivery, assurance, management and support services.

This announcement allows the team to begin efforts to transform the Royal Navy's training and learning solutions, and to modernise and transform the way training is delivered across the armed forces,” commented Jeff Lewis, Raytheon UK Chief Executive. “Our extensive experience in leading large and complex transformative change programmes around the world will provide the Royal Navy with tailored, digitally-enabled training, fit for the future […] We are committed to investing in the UK and helping to keep the country secure and our armed forces equipped with the best affordable sovereign solutions, creating highly skilled jobs across the UK.”

Rear Adm Phil Hally Director of People and Training, RN, added "The award of this 12-year contract marks a major milestone for Navy transformation. It will see the modernisation of the RN training system at scale to deliver the operational capabilities of the future, unlock more opportunities for our people, and get better trained people to the frontline, quicker."

Royal Navy officer cadets training on Dartmoor. (Photo: Royal Navy)

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