Battelle yesterday announced it was awarded a $25 million contract to build three mobile platforms over the next three years.
The three different platforms, which are called the Common Analytical Laboratory System, will include an array of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) analytic instruments that will help service members and first responders recognize environmental CBR hazards.
“We’re eager to begin the work,” program manager Rodney Black said. “We put together this winning package by leveraging our experience with chemical and biological defense analytical equipment and software expertise to make design improvements that save the government money while not decreasing any capabilities.”
The labs are intended for multiple users, so every configuration will support either field confirmation or theater validation. Two of the labs will be mounted on vehicles.
Work for the project will take place at Battelle’s facilities in Columbus, Ohio; Aberdeen, Maryland; Dublin, Ohio and Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers at technology centers and national laboratories worldwide. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Columbus. Battelle provides services for the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.