HERNDON, Va., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of State's Office of Acquisition Management has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) three task orders for multinational peacekeeping work in Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi under the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program.
The three task orders have a total value of approximately $8 million, all with one base year. The Kenya and Burundi task orders both have a six-month option period.
"Our most recent task order wins are evidence of our customer's satisfaction and confidence in Northrop Grumman's performance supporting the ACOTA program and the tremendous benefit of the training we provide to African nations with whom we work," said Greg Schmidt, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Training Solutions Division. "In such an uncertain world of emerging threats to developing democracies, the training support we provide these African nations will contribute to advancing peace for future generations."
The work specified in the contracts involves enhancing the capacity of all three countries to participate in multinational peacekeeping operations. The work consists of peace support operations training, train-the-trainer courses for peacekeeping cadre and capacity enhancement at each country's respective international peace support training center.
"Over the past 11 years, Northrop Grumman's strong performance and continued support of the ACOTA program has forged a trust with the ACOTA partner nations," said Wayne Sylvester, Northrop Grumman ACOTA program manager. "We look forward to the continuing opportunity to assist these strong ACOTA partners as they expand their peacekeeping capabilities."
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