Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) today announced it has been awarded a $10.2 million contract to train and prepare military battalions from Benin, Senegal and Niger as the units ready for participation in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali.
Through this contract, which was awarded under the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program operated by the U.S. Department of State, Africa Bureau, Engility will provide 12-week courses of intensive training for soldiers and battalion leaders. The company also will ship and provide the units with non-lethal military equipment, including helmets, vests, uniforms and boots.
“We are extremely pleased to win this contract and very much appreciate the confidence our Department of State customers have placed in us,” said Engility President and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo. “This award reflects our company’s commitment to Africa and is a tribute to the outstanding work of our professionals who are supporting the UN mission to train and equip the militaries of African nations taking part in the peacekeeping program in Mali.”
The ACOTA award is a two-year contract, base plus a one-year option and represents new work for Engility.
Source: Engility Holdings, Inc.
Date: Aug 5, 2014