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Defense Stocks; ManTech (NASDAQ: MANT) Awarded $70 Million Contract to Operate Advanced ISR, Battle Command and Force Protection Systems in Iraq

Defense Stocks; ManTech (NASDAQ: MANT) Awarded $70 Million Contract to Operate Advanced ISR, Battle Command and Force Protection Systems in Iraq



FAIRFAX, Va.--(http://www.investorideas.com/ defense stocks blog )--ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ: MANT) (www.mantech.com), a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs, announced today that it has received a task order under its Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) prime contract to provide Base Expeditionary Target Surveillance Systems-Combined (BETSS-C) operators in Iraq. The multiple-award task order, in support of the U.S. Army’s Project Manager Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (PM NV/RSTA), has an initial period of performance of 12 months and two optional six-month extensions. The expected value to ManTech is $70 million if all contract options are exercised.
“ManTech’s superior communications and electronics expertise, coupled with our extensive in-theater operations support experience will be a valuable asset to the BETSS-C program”

.Under the contract, ManTech will provide BETSS-C operators and related administrative, managerial, logistics and business services necessary to support their deployment to Iraq.
BETSS-C enhances perimeter surveillance, battle command and force protection at joint security stations, forward-operating bases and combat outposts throughout Iraq. The system provides commanders with a digital map display of video, images and other information from ground sensors, pan-tilt-zoom cameras, mid- and long-range electro-optical/infrared sensors and radar mounted on towers, aerostats and other unmanned airborne vehicles.
“ManTech’s superior communications and electronics expertise, coupled with our extensive in-theater operations support experience will be a valuable asset to the BETSS-C program,” said Louis M. Addeo, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Technical Services Group. “We are proud to continue our support of the U.S. and coalition mission in Iraq.”

About ManTech International Corporation
Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with approximately 9,300 professionals in 40 countries around the world, ManTech is a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs for the intelligence community; the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security and Justice; the space community; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and other U.S. federal government customers. ManTech's expertise includes systems engineering, systems integration, enterprise architecture, cyber security, information assurance, intelligence operations and analysis support, network and critical infrastructure protection, information operations and information warfare support, information technology, communications integration, global logistics and supply chain management, and service-oriented architectures. Additional information on ManTech can be found at www.mantech.com.
Contacts
ManTech International Corporation
Amy Gooen, 703-218-6387
amy.gooen@mantech.com


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