CACI International has secured a contract to help the US Army in the development of specialised sensor technologies.

Awarded under the rapid response, third-generation (R23G) contract vehicle, the $32.5m agreement includes one base year and one-year option, and requires the company to support the army’s night vision and electronic sensors directorate (NVESD).

The company will provide programme management and systems engineering support for the development, testing and fielding of electro-optical and infrared sensor components and countermeasures, which detect and identify air, sea and ground targets.

" This contract win demonstrates CACI’s proven ability to provide the support services needed to rapidly develop sensor technologies."

CACI chief operating officer and US operations president John Mengucci said: "This contract win demonstrates CACI’s proven ability to provide the support services needed to rapidly develop sensor technologies that give our armed forces an operational advantage wherever they serve."

CACI president and chief executive officer Ken Asbury said: "CACI has supported the army’s night vision and electronic sensors directorate for decades and has a keen understanding of its mission.

"In addition to building on our dedicated service for this important customer, this contract award enables us to support the development of innovative sensor technologies that are becoming increasingly critical to identifying and targeting threats to our soldiers and homeland."

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Located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US, NVESD conducts research and development of advanced night vision and other sensor technologies such as infrared weapon sights and surveillance systems, which enhance the effectiveness of US armed forces during night and poor visibility conditions.

CACI has already provided NVESD with technical, management and engineering solutions required for the development of the advanced sensor technologies the army needs to increase soldier awareness of threats.

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