ARA receives one of seven $4 billion weapons contracts

Applied Research Associates, Inc., said on Dec. 3 that it was awarded a 10-year $4 billion Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Research and Technology Development contract by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

The contract is one of seven awarded by DTRA, and is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract. This type of agreement allows for research and development to meet the standards and qualifications for non-proliferation, counter proliferation and consequence management goals of the Department of Defense.

"DTRA's combating WMD mission is a difficult one with the proliferation of technology and capabilities to nations and terrorist organizations,"Jim Kainz, the program manager and vice president of ARA, said. "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."

The contract covers 11 areas, including CWMD weapons and targets, simulations and models, systems engineering and survivability, countermeasures, sensor platforms, nuclear forensics and detection, and treaty and verification technologies.

The contract extends ARA's 35-year commitment to provide solutions and support to DTRA. Previously, ARA held DTRA WMD Defeat Technology and arms control contracts.

ARA is a research and engineering company that provides services that include defense technologies, civil engineering, blast testing and computer software and simulation.