Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
On December 3, 2013, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) selected Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) as one of seven awardees for the 10-year, $4B, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Research and Technology Development (CWMD) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This IDIQ allows DTRA to procure research and development, providing scientific and technological solutions to meet the DoD’s non-proliferation, counterproliferation, and consequence management objectives.
The IDIQ covers 11 functional areas including CWMD weapons and targets, modeling and simulation, systems engineering, systems survivability, WMD physical countermeasures, WMD medical countermeasures, technical nuclear forensics, nuclear detection, standoff detection, treaty and verification technologies, and sensor platforms. The CWMD IDIQ award continues ARA’s 35 year commitment to providing innovative solutions and support to DTRA. ARA held prime contracts on DTRA’s WMD Defeat Technology and Arms Control IDIQs, precursors to this IDIQ.
Jim Kainz, ARA Vice President and CWMD IDIQ Program Manager, said, “DTRA’s combating WMD mission is a difficult one with the proliferation of technology and capabilities to nations and terrorist organizations. ARA’s ability to conceive and implement science and engineering solutions to challenging problems is the reason we are a leading provider to DTRA J9. We look forward to helping one of our largest customers continue its success.”
About ARA: Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded 1979 in Albuquerque to solve problems of national importance by providing science and engineering research, technical support services. The company’s applied research delivers solutions for national defense, homeland security, aerospace, transportation and manufacturing.