Information technology consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton has secured a task order worth $43m to help the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) improve protective equipment for the soldiers.
Awarded by the US Air Force (USAF) Installation Contract Agency, the new task order will continue for a period of five years and will enable the army to provide its soldiers with latest and advanced equipment that would ensure their safety on the battlefield.
Under the contract, Booz Allen Hamilton is committed to develop recommendations concerning human systems integration, communications headsets and personal protective equipment, such as body armour, protective eyewear and helmet systems in support of the NSRDEC.
Booz Allen Hamilton vice-president Vincent Simpson said: “As a nation, we bear no greater responsibility than protecting the men and women who serve on our front lines.
“We are honoured to expand our partnership with the US Army, working side-by-side with NSRDEC to research, test and evaluate equipment designed to safeguard our soldiers in the field.
“We look forward to supporting NSRDEC’s mission to ensure that our soldiers have the tools they need to counter adversaries that pose a threat to national security.”
The US Army NSRDEC serves as the national and international leader in warfighter science and technology development.
The company has long since been involved in supporting the US Department of Defense (DoD), with its first contract with the US Navy in 1940.
In June this year, Booz Allen secured a prime position on a $900m, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide the US Army with engineering and technical support over a potential period of ten years under the DoD’s Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) programme.