The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) this week announced intentions to award a sole-source contract to Battelle Memorial Institute for research and development services in the area of protective clothing and equipment.
Battelle will support the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF), providing research and development services for chemical/biological (CB) and multifunctional protection technologies.
Support activities include research, development, maturation, demonstration, and transition of new technologies while also providing solutions for the sustainment of already fielded technologies. This will be accomplished through analysis of CB, ballistic, flame resistant, and other protection technologies and systems and analysis of resulting test data.
Additional program support will include market surveys; identification of emerging requirements; materials and design concept development; fabrication of design concept prototypes for new protective clothing and equipment systems; and conduct of laboratory tests and field demonstrations.
The award is for a 12-month base period and four one-year option terms.