updated 1/27/2011 12:47:16 PM ET 2011-01-27T17:47:16

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VT Group today announced that its integrated solutions business unit, VT Milcom, was awarded a contract for installation and operational certification of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Under the terms of the contract, VT Milcom will provide installation and technical services onboard surface ships, submarines and shore stations located worldwide. The contract includes a three-year base period followed by one two-year option. The base contract has a maximum value of $843 million and, if the option is exercised, the maximum contract value will be $1.3 billion. 

"We are proud to continue to provide installation and technical services to the U.S. Navy and other SPAWAR-supported customers.  VT Milcom has served SPAWAR for more than 35 years and we look forward to continuing this partnership. We are honored to provide leading edge technology solutions to support the warfighter's mission." said Walt Yourstone, president, VT Milcom.   

VT Milcom provides turnkey engineering design and technical services for advanced electronics and communications systems worldwide. Core competencies include end-to-end project management; systems engineering and design; systems installation and integration, including inside plant and outside plant, electronic security systems, and mobile communication shelters; lifecycle support; and precision metal and composite fabrication, including high fidelity replicas of OPFOR military vehicles.

About VT Group

VT Group provides customer-critical technical services to the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Services range from design and acquisition to operation and maintenance of facilities and assets, through providing support and training.  VT Group recently became a part of Babcock International Group PLC, the UK's leading engineering support services organization with 27,000 personnel across the globe who build, manage, operate and maintain assets that are vital to the delivery of many key public services.

For more information on Babcock, visit http://www.babcock.co.uk/

For more information on VT Group, visit http://www.vt-group.com

Contact:

Tiane Harrison,  (301) 740-7055

tiane.harrison@vt-group.com

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