PRINCETON, N.J., May 2 (UPI) -- Technology and engineering firm BANC3 Inc. has been named a prime contractor for sensor technology support by the U.S. Army.
Under the contract from the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, the company will compete for work in the areas of persistent surveillance systems, improvised explosive device/mine detection, target acquisition, surveillance reconnaissance, pilotage, navigation and force protection.
Other areas for which BANC3 is eligible for work are hyper- and multi-spectral detection systems and human signature exploitation, research and development, systems engineering, technology demonstrations, modeling and simulation of systems, prototype fabrication, field testing and data collection, facilities and equipment maintenance, engineering parts and materials.
The task orders would support the Warrior Enabling Broad Sensor program.
The terms and length of the contract weren't disclosed but BANC3 said five others have been selected a prime contractors. The overall value of the contract to all contractors is a total of about $1.78 billion.
"We are extremely pleased to receive this award and are honored to be one of the few businesses holding prime contracts with NVESD," said BANC3 President Babu Cherukuri. "We look forward to supporting NVESD in its mission of developing advanced technologies for the warfighter.
"This award illustrates the government's confidence in BANC3's ability to guide clients through the maze of new technologies that require a high level of expertise."