ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT) announced the receipt of two-year $820 million contract to support a family of route clearing vehicles operated by the US Army in Southwest Asia. These specialized Route Clearance Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) detection assets provide detection and removal of IEDs, and protected troop transport for route clearing EOD teams. The family of vehicles comprises the Buffalo, RG-31, and Interim Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector (VMMD) mine-protected (also known as Husky).
ManTech is the prime contractor for the program which has a one-year base and two six month option periods. Support will be provided to PM Force Protection/PM Assured Mobility Systems operating under the United States Army TACOM Life-Cycle Management Command. “ManTech has a strong interest in sustainment of these critical assets which protect our armed forces,” said George J. Pedersen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ManTech International Corporation. According to the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, said Robert A. Coleman, ManTech. The company has been the preferred contractor to maintain route clearance and countermine/counter IED systems and equipment since 2003. According to the Army’s Acquisition Support Center, for the past year, this fleet has consistently maintained an average of more than 90-percent mission capability.
Equipment and systems supported by ManTech includes mine detection systems, mine retrieval systems, and medium and heavy mine protected vehicles. Under the contract, the contractor maintains and overhauls the vehicles involved in IED, vehicle-borne IED, and/or rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) incidents at more than 24 repair sites, and provides vehicle repair on-call assistance to forward secure locations in Iraq and Afghanistan.