Battelle, an applied science and technology company, said on Tuesday that it had entered into a new contract with the U.S. Army to safeguard chemical and biological detection equipment.
The Army keeps the equipment at sites around the U.S. and in 10 other countries, with Battelle leading a team that ensures the equipment is available when needed.
Battelle said the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract is for six months, beginning Jan. 1, and is worth about $13 million.
The new contract is the eighth consecutive year in which Battelle has provided services for the Army under a CBRN CLS since 2008. The contracts total more than $470 million.
“This has been a great program for Battelle and one that our client values, as indicated by recent years’ awards and their Contractor Performance Assessment Reports, which to date have continuously reflected exceptional client satisfaction with our highly responsive CLS support team,” Matt Shaw, vice president and general manager for Battelle’s CBRN Defense business, said. The company has a team of employees and nine subcontractors supporting its operations in 30 U.S. states, as well as Germany, Jordan, Korea, Italy, Afghanistan, Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.