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U.S. ARMY MANTECH

The Army ManTech Program is currently funded at approximately $55 million per year, displaying a relatively stable level of investment. Investments result in cost avoidance and reduced risk of transitioning military-unique manufacturing processes into production.

The Program process is structured to fund projects that are deemed high priority for the Army. Proposals are submitted through the laboratories , Combat Capabilties Development Centers (CCDCs) and Army Command Centers (ACOMS) to CCDC Headquaters. ManTech proposals are vetted and prioritized through a series of stakeholder reviews and criteria based evaluations. Evaluation criteria are centered on alignment with the stakeholder-identified investment areas, the strength of the projected transition, the projected impact on end-item or system affordability and the overall benefit to the Army.

U.S. ARMY MANTECH

The Program supports process prototyping and pilot demonstration to develop or modify manufacturing technologies for the Army’s use. It does not acquire off-the-shelf capital equipment unless it is a minor portion of the investment and is required to establish the first-case application integral to the ManTech project. Prior to receiving Army ManTech funds, the Program Manager (PM) or organization responsible for transition and implementation must demonstrate a robust Acquisition Strategy that includes a realistic plan to transition and implement the technology in the industrial base. In support of this requirement, the PM must provide a Metrics Confirmation Memo (MCM) to validate project deliverables and alignment with acquisition milestones. The MCM provides the three key elements for transition planning (project deliverables, associated metrics that determine success of those deliverables, and a schedule that shows the planned transition point). The MCM assists with transition planning, feeds into technology Transition Agreements (TA’s), and facilitates implementation planning.

Specific initiatives are organized by the following modernization areas:

- Long Range Precision Fires -
Enable multi-domain forces to penetrate and neutralize enemy anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) capabilities while ensuring military overmatch at every echelon.
- Next Generation Combat Vehicles -
Increase the firepower, speed, and survivability of land forces, allowing them to maneuver into superior positions on the battlefield and pair with robotic vehicles.
- Future Vertical Lift -
Platforms and technologies that increase the maneuverability, endurance, lethality, and survivability of Army aircraft – increasing their operational reach and effectiveness against near-peer competitors.
- Network -
Technologies necessary to command and control forces distributed across vast terrain, converge effects from multiple domains, and maintain a common situational understanding in Multiple Domain Operations. (MDO)
- Air and Missile Defense -
New technologies that will defend ground forces against adversary air threats, and will also defend ours and our allies and partners’ infrastructure against a host of air and missile threats.
- Soldier Lethality -
To increase the capability of individual Soldier weapons, provide Soldiers with enhanced night vision, and increase their ability to quickly understand and react to emerging situations – increasing their lethality, precision, and survivability. These efforts will be complementary to ongoing Soldier performance initiatives to improve fitness, nutrition, and resiliency, to ensure we are modernizing the Soldier, not just the equipment for our Soldiers.

Upon funding a project, the ManTech office tracks cost, schedule, performance and transition/implementation planning activities through semi-annual Internal Program Reviews (IPRs). These IPRs and other supporting program documentation inform future strategic planning and feed directly into the Army ManTech budget item justifications and success stories.

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