US Army awards IR technology development support contract to CACI

27 August 2015 (Last Updated August 27th, 2015 18:30)

CACI International has received a task order contract from the US Army to provide support for the research and development of night-vision and infrared (IR) technologies.

CACI International has received a task order contract from the US Army to provide support for the research and development of night-vision and infrared (IR) technologies.

Awarded under the strategic services sourcing (S3) contract vehicle, the $28m contract requires the company to support specialised technologies for the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command's (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).

CACI COO and US operations president John Mengucci said: "CACI will leverage our extensive subject matter expertise to assist the army in delivering infrared technologies that save time and cost, while enabling troops to safely complete their missions."

CACI president and CEO Ken Asbury said: "With this award for new business, CACI expands our partnership with the US Army's CERDEC NVESD.

"We are proud of our ongoing role in supporting the development of technologies that serve and protect all our military men and women, and that provide a tactical advantage on the battlefield."

"CACI will leverage our extensive subject matter expertise to assist the army in delivering infrared technologies that save time and cost."

Under the contract, the company will provide technical, engineering, and programme management support for the research and development of night vision and IR technologies, which detect air, sea, and ground targets during the day and night, and in adverse visual conditions.

The company brings a successful track record of supporting the development of advanced sensor technologies that are required by the army to increase situational awareness of threats and adversaries.

Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the CERDEC NVESD conducts research and development of advanced night-vision and other sensor technologies, such as IR weapon sights and surveillance systems.

These systems are claimed to be capable of improving the armed forces' operational advantage in night time and limited visibility conditions.

Work under the contract is scheduled to be carried out over the next 22 months.