Battelle Memorial Insitute awarded DoD contract for CBRN support

The Battelle Memorial Institute has been awarded a new Department of Defense Contract to provide chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations support.

Battelle was given the contract for the U.S. Air Force, valued at approximately $18 million, to develop a CBRN curriculum for Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. The Columbus, Ohio, based outfit will provide programs of instruction and pilot training courses, according to Veterans Today.

As part of the contract Battelle will also provide assessments of their curriculum's effectiveness in safety, survivability, and sustainment of their operations in a CBRN environment. Approximately $2 million of the contract has been guaranteed.

Battelle Memorial Institute was founded in 1929 with money provided by Gordon Battelle, an Ohio industrialist and son of a steel magnate. It is a non-profit institution with three major divisions - health and life sciences, energy technology and national security.

Battelle operates three of its own research facilities and co-operates several laboratories with private clients and universities. It has operations in the United States, but also works with approximately 50 locations and over a thousand clients worldwide. It has claimed over 2,000 patents in the United States alone.

Other U.S. Air Force contracts that were announced on September 1 went to Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Linde, LLC.