Friday, September 14, 2012

SCRA Applied R&D Wins United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Contract - defpro

$45 Million, Three Year Contract to Preform Military Assessments

06:46 GMT, September 14, 2012 CHARLESTON, S.C. | SCRA Applied R&D announced Sept. 13 the award of a $45 million, three year, multiple award contract to support the US Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) Experimentation Center by performing Military Utility Assessments. These assessments will test technologies and processes in realistic military conditions in areas including: military tactics, weapons technologies, humanitarian aid, communications and renewable energy.

The contract, issued through Naval Facilities Engineering Command, will allow SCRA Applied R&D support the assessment and subsequent implementation of technologies that will reduce pollution, reduce energy consumption, increase accuracy/lethality of weapons and tactics and support humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts around the world. The assessments, which will take place worldwide, will ensure that the US Armed Forces are equipped with the best technologies and weapons systems and will prepare them to handle natural disasters.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected to continue our support of the MARFORPAC mission,” said SCRA Applied R&D President Chris Van Metre. “SCRA Applied R&D has an extensive track record delivering high returns on investment to our federal partners and supporting our men and women in uniform through successful execution of essential programs. We look forward to our continued work in support of our Armed Forces.” 

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