FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 12 (UPI) -- DynCorp International says it will continue supporting U.S. military personnel in the Philippines through a $44.9 million contract modification.
The modification is the exercise of the first one-year option under a Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Pacific contract for operations support services.
Work covered under the contract includes all labor, supervision, management, tools, materials, equipment, facilities, transportation, incidental engineering, and other necessary support services.
"We have celebrated significant growth in this program and are honored to be able to continue working with the U.S. military in the Philippines," said George Krivo, senior vice president of DI's DynLogistics.
DI said the original contract was awarded last year. Its cumulative value, if all options are exercised is $223.5 million.
More specific details about the work and the military personnel for whom it will be performed were not disclosed by the company.
The United States Navy and Air Force had large bases in the Philippines, a former U.S. commonwealth, but abandoned them in 1991 as a result of nationalist sentiment and serious damage sustained because of a volcanic eruption. In recent years, however, the Navy has steadily been using the Philippines for provisioning and supply storage as the U.S. refocuses its forces on the Asia-Pacific region.