SOURCE: Multimax

April 25, 2007 10:46 ET

Multimax Wins $25 Million Task Order for NETCENTS Work at Eglin Air Force Base

Company to Provide a Highly Survivable, Fiber Optic Cable Infrastructure for Network Previously Destroyed by Hurricanes

HERNDON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2007 -- Multimax, Inc. -- one of the premier resources for performance-based enterprise information technology (IT) and communications services for Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies -- announced today it has been awarded a task order to provide a highly survivable fiber optic cable infrastructure on Santa Rosa Island, an Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) facility off the coast of Florida. The task order, valued at $25 million, was issued through the Air Force Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.

Under the task order, Multimax and its NETCENTS team partner, MTC Technologies, Inc. (MTC), will rebuild and strengthen a 12-mile long, fiber optic cable network that has been repeatedly damaged by hurricane winds and storm surges. The project will provide a hurricane-resistant fiber optic cable system capable of withstanding a storm surge and overwash of 19 feet or greater. Santa Rosa Island is home to the Range Information Grid (RIG), which supports a broad spectrum of weapons research, testing, development, and other programs at Eglin AFB.

"Multimax is proud to have been selected to rebuild the mission-critical cable networks on Santa Rosa Island," said Carleton Jones, Multimax CEO. "The weapons development work conducted by the RIG -- and the fiber optic cable that facilitates it -- are critical to supporting the warfighter. Given Santa Rosa Island's proximity to the shoreline, it is essential that this key cable network be properly repaired and reinforced to withstand future damage from hurricanes and storm surges. We are honored that Multimax and MTC have been selected for this important work. We pledge to continue on this engagement our unmatched record of success working with NETCENTS customers."

NETCENTS is a five-year, $9 billion acquisition initiative to provide the Air Force, DoD, and other federal agencies with a complete range of IT, networking, telephony, and security services and solutions.

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Multimax is a premier resource for performance-based enterprise IT and communications services and solutions supporting the Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies, and state and local government entities, including, among others: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal Aviation Administration. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with operating locations worldwide, Multimax offers clear value over the full technology lifecycle, with proven expertise and execution meeting the highest professional standards. For more information regarding Multimax, please visit

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