Army signs five-year license deal with production of Ravenwood's FlexTrain system

FREMONT, Calif. Officials at the Army Contracting Command – Orlando (ACC-ORL) selected Ravenswood Solutions for the production of two brigade-sized FlexTrain instrumentation systems and a five-year license to use Ravenswood's associated ORION software. The sole source contract is valued at $39.9 million.

FlexTrain is a Global Positioning System (GPS)-based instrumentation system that tracks vehicles, units, and individual participants during training exercises or testing events. Ravenswood will provide the Army National Guard with additional individual trackers for personnel and vehicles, along with the network hardware required to operate the system in areas as large as 80 x 80 kilometers.

The Army National Guard will employ the ORION software during the next five years of annual eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercises nationwide. ORION, the software component of FlexTrain, aggregates data from multiple live, virtual, and constructive sources in a common operating picture for after action review by exercise leaders.

Delivery of these systems will bring the total inventory under Ravenswood management to over 20,000 player units.