Army announces FRP for chemical and biological detection technology

Officials from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, recently announced the issuing of a request for proposals between now and late May for the Multi-Mission Multi-Threat Detection effort.

M3TD is a push to develop new technology capable of collecting data from both contact and non-contact sensors to detect a variety of chemical compounds, according to

The RFP will be officially issued through the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance, which is a part of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense at the U.S. Department of Defense.

The chemical detection technology sought by the DOD is intended to form the basis for the next generation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense programs, reports.

Several contracts may be awarded and interested companies will be able to track the RFP online at The announcement number of the RFP is W911SR-11-R-0020. The full and open competition ends on May 27.

The total period of performance will be six months after the date of the contract award. The new MT3D hardware will be challenged against vapor, solid and liquid chemical compounds in accordance with the capabilities of the system, according to

The government will not reimburse companies or entities that respond to the RFP.

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