Teledyne awarded chemical weapons disposal contract

Teledyne Technologies, Inc., recently announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded a U.S. government contract to provide support for chemical weapons disposal operations.

Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Alabama was awarded the contract to provide technical, logistical and administrative services to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency and the Program Executive Office for Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, according to

Teledyne Brown was one of five companies selected to compete for the five year, $489 million contract, which was awarded by the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by the Army to support this important program to eliminate chemical weapons," Robert Mehrabian, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Teledyne, said, reports. "This strengthens our environmental portfolio and reflects favorably upon our rare capabilities in chemical weapons demilitarization."

Teledyne Brown is known primarily as an engineering firm that provides services and systems to the U.S. government and commercial aerospace companies. In addition, the company operates facilities for nuclear power generation, chemical processing, radiological analysis and nuclear waste processing.

The company maintains more than 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space at facilities located in Alabama and the United Kingdom.