Army names 16 research organizations to share $800 million in support of expeditionary warfare
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., 22 Sept. 2015. Sixteen U.S. defense technology research organizations will share a pot of money as large as $800 million over the next five years to develop, test, and demonstrate new technologies related to expeditionary warfare.
Officials of the U.S. The Army Contracting Command at Research Triangle Park, N.C., named the 16 companies Friday to participate in the Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development (AEWD) program.
Expeditionary warfare involves rapidly deployable military forces operating overseas and away from their bases. U.S. Marine Corps attacks on landing beaches or Special Forces infiltration teams are classic examples of expeditionary warfare.
The 16 organizations will participate in applied research, advanced technology development, demonstration and validation and operational systems development in support of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and other government agencies that are involved with expeditionary warfare technology research.
The 16 companies chosen are:
-- BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc. in Rockville, Md.;
-- Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio;
-- Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in McLean, Va;
-- Bowhead System Management LLC in Alexandria, Va.;
-- By Light Professional IT Services Inc. in Arlington, Va.;
-- Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. in Cambridge, Mass.;
-- Envistacom LLC in Atlanta;
-- Exelis Inc. in Herndon, Va.;
-- Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. in Atlanta;
-- Hickory Ground Solutions LLC in Heathsville, Va.;
-- Ideal Innovation Inc. in Arlington, Va.;
-- Janus Research Group Inc. in Appling, Ga.;
-- K2 Solutions Inc. in Southern Pines, N.C.;
-- Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va.;
-- STS International Inc. in Berkeley Springs, W. Va.; and
-- WinTec Arrowmaker Inc.WinTec Arrowmaker Inc. in Fort Washington, Md.
These contractors will handle research for areas of support that include missions like technology transition for advanced research and development; countering adaptable threats; irregular warfare support; expeditionary forces and special operations; and deployable force protection.
Technical area support includes development and fielding of items and systems for use in demonstrations, assessments, field experiments, and operational evaluations.
The companies will focus on emerging and niche capabilities not otherwise provided for in existing capabilities developments or to augment those existing capabilities to be more applicable to expeditionary warfare.
Other technical research areas include electronic and sensor systems;software design, development and integration; mechanical design and development of components, systems, and materials development; integration and employment; system integration; and human systems interface.
The Army Contracting Command's division in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is part of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground. For more information contact the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen at www.acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-apg.