Afghan-DynCorp contract goes through

Oct. 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- DynCorp International will proceed on implementing an earlier contract to train and mentor Afghan Ministry of Defense personnel.

The contract was initially awarded in February and has a two-year base period and an estimated value of $157.8 million, including a 60-day phase-in period to full performance.

The total potential contract value is estimated to be $232.4 million if the one-year option period is exercised.

Under the Afghan Ministry of Defense program support contract, DynCorp will provide dedicated in-depth mentoring, training, subject matter expertise and program support to staff of the multinational Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and the Afghanistan defense ministry.

The program supports development of organizational capacity and capability to assist the ministry and the Afghan army in assuming full responsibility for their country's security needs.

DynCorp International will provide an estimated 275 qualified personnel to support the CSTC-A staff across numerous functional areas.

The company said it received notification this week to proceed with the contract but additional details weren't provided.

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