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Major CBRN contracts for Battelle

Battelle : 19 October, 2009  (Application Story)
Experts in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats gain key contracts from both the defence and security industries
Battelle's National Security Global Business recently was awarded a number of significant contracts highlighting the broad range of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) capabilities and technology solutions that Battelle offers to federal agencies.

They include:

* A $13.7 million contract to conduct data collection, assessments, evaluations, and studies of the processes for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materiel systems managed by the Joint Program Manager, Consequence Management (JPM-CM). The contract also includes tasks associated with the fielding and modernization of commercially available CBRN equipment, in addition to related engineering, test and evaluation, sustainment and training.

* A Battelle team was awarded a two-year, $15 million contract with the US Air Force, Air Force Major Commands and Air Force installation Medical Treatment Facilities. As part of the contract, Battelle and a team member will provide medical readiness technical support to further develop and maintain the Air Force Medical Service's capability to plan, train, and equip specialized teams that can effectively respond worldwide to any event that may include contamination from weapons of mass destruction.

* A $9.8 million contract to investigate, analyse, and enhance the Kirtland Air Force Base CBRN readiness and response program, emergency response education/training exercises, and advance techniques for CBRN risk characterization, risk assessment, risk mitigation, and Risk Management for the 377th Aerospace Medical Squadron, Bioenvironmental Flight.

* A $9.6 million contract with the US Army CBRNE School to provide technical and analytical defence research. The scope consists of capabilities development, studies, analysis, experimentation, and demonstration to identify and address capability gaps in doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, and education personnel and facilities.

* Battelle was awarded $12.4 million by the US Army for additional Continuous Technology Refreshment work for the design, engineering, and production of technologically refreshed electronics/avionics.

* A $4.5 million contract to provide Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) support for modular battery and power control cartridge assemblies for the Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK-II explosive ordnance disposal robot (Talon) and fabricate limited quantities of battery assemblies for Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technology Division.

* Battelle was awarded a $9.2 million sole-source task order contract to conduct studies and analysis for the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to protect Air Force and Department of Defence personnel against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards, principally Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Materials.

As the world's largest, independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world's most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $5.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 20,400 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the US Department of Energy and the US Department of Homeland Security and two international laboratories—a nuclear energy lab in the United Kingdom and a renewable energy lab in Malaysia.
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