US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded a contract to Mantech to provide support to the Cougar range of mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles.
Under the contract, the company will provide maintenance and on-the-job training in addition to providing field service representatives to conduct initial inspections.
The company will also carry out vehicle repairs, sustainment maintenance, retrofits, instruction, and modifications to the fleet of Cougar MRAP vehicle for the USMC in Afghanistan and the continental US.
The $30.3m contract has a four-month base period of performance and two option years for total 28-month duration.
In addition to providing support, ManTech will provide all courses with field-level maintainer instructors and certified instructors at Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson, US, as well as the US military’s MRAP operator and maintenance training facility at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas, US.
Upon request, additional work will be performed by the company at other locations including Japan and Jordan.
ManTech’s Technical Services president and chief operating officer Louis Addeo said: "MRAP vehicles continue to save lives and ManTech has been helping keep MRAP and route clearance vehicles operational since 2003."
In May 2012, ManTech was awarded a $2.85bn five-year contract from the US Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (Tacom) contracting centre to continue sustainment of the US Army’s MRAP range of vehicles.
The Cougar MRAP is an advanced ballistic and blast-protected vehicle, which can be configured for various roles, including command and control, EOD, patrol, convoy support, forward observation, reconnaissance and med-evac.
Image: A Cougar vehicle undergoing testing. Photo: courtesy of US Army.