Amentum was awarded U.S. Department of State (DoS) Africa Peacekeeping Program (AFRICAP) task orders to provide complex training and development in Benin as well as design, engineering and build management in multiple locations throughout Somalia. This critical work, which began in October with $165 million in cumulative total value, will help bolster the capacity in Africa to fight extremist groups and protect national security.
The company said it received $165 million in awards to train the armed forces in the country of Benin and construct military bases for the Somalia National Army Danab.
The objective of AFRICAP is to help strengthen national security and combat extremist groups in African allied countries.
One of the task orders, which will be carried out in Benin, involves training of non-commissioned officers, company-grade officers and trainers. It also includes basic military training and field exercises.
Amentum will also lend its expertise for the design and construction of six sustainable military installations under the jurisdiction of the Somalia National Army Danab.
“Our extensive training expertise navigating challenging environments in protection of national security makes us the premier partner to the DoS on the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership for the Forces Armées Béninoises,” said Dr. Karl Spinnenweber, President of Amentum’s Critical Missions Group. “We also look forward to completing complex design and engineering projects around austere Somalian environments as a top partner to the DoS in Africa.”
On one task order, Amentum will deliver a complex training program to improve the capabilities of the Beninese Armed Forces in safeguarding national security through mobilization training, non-commissioned officer development, company-grade officer leadership management, train-the-trainer programs, and basic military training and field-base exercises.
Amentum will also complete a design and build project for permanent and sustainable bases for the Somalia National Army Danab in six priority locations. Amentum experts will utilize extensive knowledge of ground and environmental conditions through the design process to mitigate construction and build risks.
“Our success at managing challenging environments to complete complex projects critical to the preservation of national security helps us strengthen Africa’s protection capabilities,” said John Bozarth, Senior Vice President of Operations.
Amentum Awarded $56 Million Contract to Support Biological Threat Reduction Missions in Africa
Amentum has been awarded a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contract valued at $56.1 million to support the U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) mission. Expanding on Amentum’s international BTRP work on the African continent, the company will deliver expertise to secure and consolidate pathogens; enhance biosafety and biosecurity standards; and sustain and maintain partner countries’ abilities to detect, diagnose, surveil, and report emerging and re-emerging diseases of international security concern.
“Amentum’s expertise in managing important national security missions with partner nations will be strengthened by modernizing construction delivery, smart logistics networks, sustainable training approaches and safe laboratory operations,” said Mark Whitney, President, Amentum’s National Security Group. “Our threat reduction capabilities and experience will enhance the ability of BTRP’s partners to detect and prepare for any biological threats that may impact our country, allies, and the African region.”
Under this contract Amentum will work with the African Union’s Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Center in Bishoftu, Ethiopia to enhance biosafety and biosecurity of the facility. Amentum’s work will include construction and engineering of a new laboratory and training facility; equipment procurement, delivery, and installation; operations and maintenance support, and biosafety. Amentum will also deliver biosecurity training to ensure the center is sufficiently equipped to protect biological assets and implement a bio risk management program.
The award has a three-year base period of performance with several options which can extend the period of performance to five years. Work will be performed within and outside the continental United States with specific focus on BTRP partners in Ethiopia and the African Union.
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