ManTech awarded contract to upgrade US Navy’s patrol aircraft

9 August 2018 (Last Updated August 9th, 2018 11:52)

ManTech has received a $71m contract for a new technology modernisation project, which will include the upgrade of mission systems on-board the US Navy's manned maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.

ManTech has received a $71m contract for a new technology modernisation project, which will include the upgrade of mission systems on-board the US Navy’s manned maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.

The four-year deal was awarded by the US Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) under the DoD Information Analysis Centre’s (DoD IAC) defence systems technical area task (DS TAT) multi-award contract (MAC).

"ManTech’s commitment to developing and deploying advanced technology solutions for these unique ISR and electronic warfare systems demonstrates how we’re bringing digital to the mission."

ManTech is expected to perform technology transformation works for the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division on behalf of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) PMA 290 under the latest task order.

ManTech president and CEO Kevin Phillips said: “ManTech’s commitment to developing and deploying advanced technology solutions for these unique ISR and electronic warfare systems demonstrates how we’re bringing digital to the mission in ways that solve our customer’s toughest challenges.

“When it comes to supporting programmes that deliver critical intelligence for our armed forces, America’s military turns to ManTech.”

The firm will replace the legacy systems on-board P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon aircraft with technology solutions that are intended for use in anti-submarine and anti-surface electronic warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and survivability missions.

ManTech will also provide quick-reaction and engineering analyses in support of the navy’s total lifecycle management, along with the logistical support required to address various operational requirements.

The company was founded 50 years ago and specialises in the provision of cyber, data collection and analytics, and enterprise IT systems and software engineering solutions for national and homeland security applications.