MTC to upgrade infrared sensors on Air Force HC-130

DAYTON, Ohio, 24 Oct. 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. has won a $4.8 million potential value FAST task order for modifications, system integrations/enhancements, and testing associated with the AN/AAQ-36 Infrared Detection Set (IDS) system on HC-130(H)N and HC-130N/P aircraft.

DAYTON, Ohio, 24 Oct. 2005. MTC Technologies, Inc. has won a $4.8 million potential value FAST task order for modifications, system integrations/enhancements, and testing associated with the AN/AAQ-36 Infrared Detection Set (IDS) system on HC-130(H)N and HC-130N/P aircraft.

The contract was awarded by the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, 330th Air Sustainment Wing, Special Operations Forces Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Group, at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Under the two-year task order, MTC will upgrade the Video Distribution Converter (VDC) and complete Video Display Unit (VDU) integration on both aircraft, and complete the integration of the AN/APN-241 Low Power Color Radar (LPCR) display control panel on the HC-130N/P aircraft. The VDC will be developed and produced by MTC's wholly owned subsidiary, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI).

In addition, MTC will update applicable technical data and drawings for HC-130N/P aircraft, support system validation testing, and develop Support Equipment Recommendation Data (SERD). All of the work will be managed by MTC's Air Forces Group, System Support Division, Warner Robins Operations, based in Georgia.

"These aircraft are used for combat search and rescue and play a vital role in maintaining the safety of our troops," said David Gutridge, MTC's CEO. "We are proud to be contributing to their capabilities, and especially pleased that MTI will play a major role in the development and production of the VDC upgrade, which will enhance CSAR operational capabilities."

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

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