Army contracts DynCorp for trainers

Feb. 18, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted DynCorp International to provide trainers supporting the ongoing Afghanistan ministry of defense development program.

U.S. company DynCorp International received the contract to support the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan.

Under the $232.4 million contract awarded by Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, DynCorp International will provide approximately 275 of its personnel to support the training and development of the Afghan defense ministry and its units as part of an effort to help the agency become self sustaining.

"This new contract builds on our extensive in-country experience training and advising the Afghan national police, as we support the U.S. government's efforts to bring security and stability to Afghanistan," DynCorp International President and Chief Executive Officer William Ballhaus said in a statement.

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