The U.S. Army keeps chemical and biological detection equipment at sites throughout the United States and in at least 10 countries around the world, supporting the Joint Forces preparedness and response posture.
A key component in this effort is a team of experts from Battelle that ensures the equipment is readily available to those requiring it and ensures the equipment is in tip-top shape.
It’s a mission Battelle has been fulfilling since 2008, after initially being selected for a competitive five-year Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract award.
The latest follow-on contract awarded for these services is for a six-month period which began Jan 1. This new award constitutes the eighth consecutive year of CBRN CLS to be provided by Battelle, and will bring the cumulative value of this effort to over $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,” said Matt Shaw, Vice President and General Manager for Battelle’s CBRNE Defense business.
A team of Battelle employees and nine subcontractors have supported operations in ten countries including Korea, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, Afghanistan and Jordan, and thirty states throughout the U.S.
The critical logistics support activities include operations, maintenance, and repair of biological detection and identification equipment and mounted and dis-mounted reconnaissance equipment for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).
Systems covered under the support contract include the Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS), Joint Biological Standoff Detection System (JBSDS), Joint Portal Shield (JPS), Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance System 2 (JNBCRS2), and other CBRNE platforms.