US Army contracts Teledyne for chemical weapons demilitarisation

17 September 2012 (Last Updated September 17th, 2012 03:45)

Teledyne Brown Engineering has been selected as one of the five prime contractors to support the US Army Chemical Materials Agency's (CMA) chemical weapons demilitarisation programmes.

Teledyne Brown Engineering has been selected as one of the five prime contractors to support the US Army Chemical Materials Agency's (CMA) chemical weapons demilitarisation programmes.

Worth a total of $489m for all five awardees, the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract covers delivery of programme management and technical services to support chemical stockpile and storage, as well as the non-stockpile chemical material (NSCM) programme for five years.

Under the contract, the company will specifically provide technical, logistical, and administrative support services to help the US Army CMA and Program Executive Office assembled chemical weapons alternatives (PEO ACWA) in disposal of chemical weapons at all facilities across the US.

"This strengthens our environmental portfolio and reflects favourably upon our rare capabilities in chemical weapons demilitarisation."

Teledyne chairman, president and chief executive officer Robert Mehrabian said: "This strengthens our environmental portfolio and reflects favourably upon our rare capabilities in chemical weapons demilitarisation."

The CMA programme and integration support V (PAIS V) contract will primarily include activities aimed at helping the army speed up closure of chemical agent disposal facilities and stockpile storage areas in compliance with international chemical weapons conventions.

Other contract awardees include Booz Allen Hamilton, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Tetra Tech and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Work under the contract is scheduled to be primarily conducted at the CMA's facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, US.

The CMA is responsible for safe storage of the military's ageing chemical weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot and Bluegrass Chemical Activity, as well as closure of the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF), Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD), Pine Bluff Chemical Demilitarization Facility (PBCDF) and the Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD).