MTC makes fire control computer for F-16

DAYTON, Ohio, 24 August 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. announced that the Ogden Air Logistics Center, F-16 System Program Office, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, awarded a $45 million potential value FAST task order to modify the Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Reserve Command (ARC) F-16 Block 25/30/32 aircraft with a Commercial Fire Control Computer (CFCC).

DAYTON, Ohio, 24 August 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. announced that the Ogden Air Logistics Center, F-16 System Program Office, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, awarded a $45 million potential value FAST task order to modify the Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Reserve Command (ARC) F-16 Block 25/30/32 aircraft with a Commercial Fire Control Computer (CFCC).

As the prime contractor, MTC will manage the six-year (basic with five option years) task order at its Systems Support Division, Ogden Operations Office in Utah. OnBoard Software, Inc. (OBSI), an MTC subsidiary based in San Antonio, Texas, will take the lead to support the CFCC effort.

Under the task order, OBSI will re-host the original software for the Operational Flight Program and adapt it to the new CFCC operating environment. Embedded computer hardware products to support the installation and integration of the CFCC will be manufactured to MTC's specification by teammate SBS Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M.

The CFCC program marks another important milestone in MTC's emergence as a total solution provider, aircraft integrator, and modification center of excellence to modernize ANG and ARC F-16s and other aircraft. After modification, the aircraft will have the capability to incorporate additional advances in avionics for improved navigation and targeting.

"The F-16 is one of the world's preeminent fighters and MTC is proud to provide this enhancement to strengthen the 'air arm' of our reserves and citizen militia," said David Gutridge, MTC CEO.

"We are excited about OBSI's primary role in the development and integration of the CFCC. The win is a validation of our acquisition strategy, as without OBSI's involvement, we would not have been able to win this award. This effort will enhance MTC's position as a system integrator for avionics technology, a key driver in our decision to acquire both OBSI and MTI."

MTC, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides systems engineering, information technology, intelligence, and program management services to the federal government. Cited by BusinessWeek as the 11th fastest growing small company in the United States, by Forbes as 23rd of America's 200 best small businesses, by Washington Technology as 59th in revenue growth among the "Top 100" of IT Federal Prime Contractors, and ranked 2nd by Aviation Week & Space Technology as the "Top Performing Small Company," 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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