MTI wins share of $1.9 billion Air Force contract

DAYTON, Ohio, 12 August 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), has been awarded one of 10 contracts as part of the Air Force's second Design & Engineering Support Program (DESP II).

DAYTON, Ohio, 12 August 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), has been awarded one of 10 contracts as part of the Air Force's second Design & Engineering Support Program (DESP II).

Six large and four small business companies won awards on the contract, which extends for seven years, through June 2012. The contract is an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract with a maximum dollar amount of $1.9 billion for all task orders issued to all 10 contractors. Under an IDIQ contract, the total of all orders could be much less, however, and MTI is not guaranteed any specific number or amount of task orders.

Other companies winning contracts included:
* Aerospace Engineering Spectrum LLC, Ogden, Utah
* Arinc Inc., Annapolis, Md.
* Battelle, Columbus, Ohio
* Dynamics Research Corp. (DRC), Andover, Mass.
* Sverdrup Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
* Karta Technologies Inc., San Antonio, Texas;
* Northrop Grumman Corp., Fairfax, Va.
* Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas
* Support Systems Associates Inc., Melbourne, Fla.

The contract is for engineering and technical services, and task orders will encompass a broad range of engineering-related tasks.

MTI will perform design and engineering service work on the contract, as well as prototype manufacturing and obsolescence management services. As a prime contractor on the DESP II, MTI will utilize subcontractors as needed to perform specialized work on task orders issued. While the DESP II contract was established for use within the Air Force Materiel Command, the contract vehicle also may be used by all other Air Force commands, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines, or other government agencies with similar systems or needs.

Government customers can place orders on the contract for five years, and the performance period for all task orders must be complete no later than seven years from the contract award date. Although the work will be performed all across the United States, it will be managed by MTI personnel in Roy, Utah and Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

"We are extremely proud of the entire MTI team assembled for this very important contract," said MTC CEO David Gutridge. "MTI has a long history of accomplishment on difficult tasks for the U.S. military, and we believe that track record was a key element in the awarding of this contract. We are looking forward to ramping up to support this effort, and providing the warfighter with the highest quality products and services."

MTC, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides systems engineering, information technology, intelligence, and program management services to the federal government. MTC employs approximately 2,700 people in more than 40 locations. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. For more information, see www.mtctechnologies.com.

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