Battelle’s Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Defense Group has received two contracts, totalling $192m, to provide mission support services to the US Army.
Valued at $42m, the first contract requires the company to support the tasks performed by the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, Warfighter Directorate over a period of five years.
It covers advanced technology development and integration of personal protective equipment, energy generation and storage, man-portable nano-unmanned aerial systems, infrared night vision sensing capabilities, and chemical and biological protection.
Work under the second $150m award includes on-site support for the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) for five years.
The blanket purchase agreement with ECBC covers technical support within biosciences, physical and chemical sciences, toxicology and obscurants, in addition to supporting the Research and Development Directorate.
ECBC is the primary US Department of Defense technical organisation for non-medical chemical and biological defence.
Battelle CBRNE Defense Group Mission Support Services manager Rick Mettke said: “These important contract wins demonstrate that Battelle can win competitively bid contracts in our area of expertise—CBRNE defence and R&D operations.
“We look forward to supporting our government clients as they tackle these strategically important tasks to protect the warfighter.”
In addition to providing mission support services, Battelle focuses on research, development, testing and evaluation of threat detection sensors, personal protective equipment, chemical / biological agents and explosives, as well as risk assessment software tools to help protect the nation against terrorism threats from weapons of mass destruction.