The US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has awarded a new Physical Science Division task order to the Tauri Group.
Awarded under ECBC’s research and technology blanket purchase agreement (BPA), the contract has a base performance period of five years and seeks to support the transition of evolving technologies for troops.
This will help improve capabilities for integrated early warning (IEW) of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards. It will also support the demonstration of a common operating environment for an early warning.
Tauri Group Technology Assessment and Integration Division director Mark Malatesta said: “We are honoured to be part of a collaborative effort that leverages existing bio surveillance and response tools across the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other partner organisations.
“The Tauri Group is excited to support novel technology advances and the role they play in supporting the warfighter and their mission.”
The ECBC focuses on conducting research, development and testing, and application of technologies in order to safeguard warfighters, first responders and the country from chemical and biological warfare agents.
Currently, the US Army centre is developing new solutions to enable troops to detect chemical and biological materials remotely.
In addition, advanced technologies are being developed to help tackle threats, such as homemade explosives, biological aerosols and traditional and non-traditional chemical hazards.
Earlier this month, the company received two new task orders to provide support services for the DoD’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).