ManTech to provide ISR support services for US Army

4 November 2015 (Last Updated November 4th, 2015 18:30)

ManTech International has been contracted to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support services to the US Army.

ManTech International has been contracted to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support services to the US Army.

Under the $31.6m contract, ManTech will provide software sustainment, embedded training, and other ISR support to the distributed common ground system-army (DCGS-A) family of systems.

The task order can be extended after a 12-month base period.

"Under the $31.6m contract, ManTech will provide software sustainment, embedded training, and other ISR support."

DCGS-A is the army's primary tool for posting data, processing information, and disseminating ISR information about threat levels, weather and terrain.

DCGS-A commanders will be able to task battle-space sensors, and receive intelligence from multiple sources.

The army recently announced plans to deploy a lighter, more user-friendly DCGS-A to reduce complexity issues.

It also announced plans to buy 49,099 joint light tactical vehicles, which will balance payload, performance and protection compared to the Humvee.

The vehicles are expected to reach initial operation capability in 2018.

ManTech currently provides support to approximately 50 federal agencies through 1,000 contracts.