Mobile
News
11/2/2010
04:51 PM
50%
50%

Army Awards ManTech $68 Million Afghan Cellular Contract

Permanent and mobile cell towers will be built on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.




Slideshow: Next Generation Defense Technologies
(click for larger image and for full slideshow)

The Army has awarded ManTech a $68 million contract to provide cell phone coverage to U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

The Fairfax, Va.-based company will design, build and maintain the Expeditionary Cellular Communications Service (ECCS), an integrated system of permanent and mobile cell towers on operational Army bases in the region.

The towers will allow for "continuous" cell phone service to forces taking part in operations there, according to a press statement.

The contract is not the first time the Army has tapped ManTech to support troops in Afghanistan. The company was awarded a $300 million contract in 2006 as a subcontractor to VSE Corp. to provide a variety of services -- including logistics and repairs management, systems training and resource management -- in both Afghanistan and Iraq. ManTech also received a separate contract that year to support mine-clearing activities, among other things, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.

ManTech recently has won several other notable contracts from the federal government, including a nearly $100 million contract for cybersecurity outsourcing for the FBI. It also was named as one of 29 potential contractors for the federal government's $50 billion IT Alliant contract.

ManTech posted financial results for its fiscal third quarter last week, attributing year-over-year growth to some of its recent government awards.

Revenue for the quarter totaled $657 million, up 28 percent from $514.6 million for the same period last year. Operating income also was up, growing 17 percent from $46.4 million last year to $54.5 million this year, according to the company.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Elite 100
InformationWeek Elite 100
Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014
Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.