FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted ManTech International Corp. to support mine resistant ambush protected vehicle sustainment initiatives.
Virginia-based ManTech received the award from U.S. company VSE Corp. on behalf of the Army Program Executive Office, Combat Support and Combat Service Support and the Tank Automotive and Armaments Command, Product Manager for Assured Mobility Systems.
Under the contract, worth approximately $355 million, ManTech will support rapid repair requirements for the Army's fleet of RG31 and RG33 MRAPs deployed to Afghanistan and Southwest Asia.
Officials say the level of work on the contract will depend on U.S. operations in Southwest Asia and the scale of the ongoing campaign targeting the Taliban, among other militants.
"ManTech has been supporting mine detection, mine retrieval and mine protected systems in Southwest Asia since 2003," Robert Coleman, ManTech president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.
"We are proud to support these systems because we understand they play an important role in keeping our war fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan safe."