New DOD task order takes ManTech into Colombia

Contractor will support anti-narcotics military units

ManTech International Corp. has received a three-year task order with a potential value of $6.2 million to support the U.S. Military Group Colombia and the AFSOUTH Air Operations Coordination Cell in that South American nation.

The AFSOUTH Air Operations Coordination Cell coordinates U.S. counter-narcotics air activities and assists with the transfer of information on counter-narcotics-related flights to the Colombian Armed Forces, according to a company announcement today.

Under the contract, ManTech will provide a bilingual team to support communications to U.S. air assets conducting counter-narcotics operations in Colombian airspace.

The team also will help coordinate diplomatic clearance for U.S. air assets, support air operations planning and support the U.S. Military Group Colombia with technical and security assistance advice, strategic planning and coordination for institutional strengthening initiatives in Colombia.

The award comes under ManTech’s Strategic Services Sourcing prime contract.

ManTech International, of Fairfax, Va., ranks No. 31 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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