CACI International has secured a contract to support the US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) counter narco-terrorism (CNT) work in Afghanistan.

Awarded under the Rapid Response Third Generation contract vehicle, the $62.5m agreement requires the company to support CNT work in Afghanistan and throughout CENTCOM’s area of responsibility (AOR).

Specifically, the company will provide support in areas such as programme management, advisement, training and logistics for both CENTCOM and its military and civilian partner agencies.

"CENTCOM’s CNT mission involves the establishment and support of CNT networks and infrastructure."

CACI president and chief executive officer Ken Asbury said: "Our continued work on this counter narco-terrorism programme is a cornerstone in ensuring the safety of our armed forces, [who are] conducting this dangerous assignment and ultimately helping to shield our citizens at home from the ravages of terrorism and drugs."

CACI chief operating officer and US Operations president John Mengucci said: "This award allows CACI to continue to provide low-risk, quick-reaction and agile support for the US Central Command’s dynamic mission requirements in counter narco-terrorism work.

"CACI’s experienced personnel have developed metrics-driven solutions that ensure accountability for its team and quantifiable results for the customer."

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The company has been supporting the CENTCOM mission for the last five years with its full cadre of subject matter experts.

Comprising former top-ranking military officers and officials from civilian agencies involved in CNT work, the CACI team supports CENTCOM in the development of measurable methods and goals for the programme.

CENTCOM’s CNT mission involves the establishment and support of CNT networks and infrastructure, protection of US Armed Forces conducting CNT work, as well as the provision of law enforcement training to host nations in its AOR to disrupt narco-terrorist activities and organisations.

Defence Technology