12:00 AM, September 10, 2009
CACI has been awarded $50 million contract for U.S. Army's night vision and sensor technologies
ACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a $50 million prime contract to support the Infrared Focal Plane Array (FPA) Technology (IFT) branch of the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). CACI received the three-year award (one base year and two option years) under its Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract with the Army. This new award increases both the size and scope of CACI's work with NVESD and strengthens CACI's functional core competency in C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance). NVESD provides the Army with research and development of advanced night vision and other sensor technologies, such as infrared weapon sights, surveillance systems, and systems that enhance the soldier's ability to operate at night and during limited visibility conditions. CACI brings extensive technical and management expertise to support the IFT branch mission, with ongoing work first initiated in 2003. With this contract, CACI will help advance NVESD's infrared focal plane technology to enhance warfighter target acquisition and identification capabilities, which will help service members on land, at sea, and in the air to see better in all day and night environmental conditions. The company also provides technical support to NVESD for concept development, systems development, and systems integration and testing. In continuing its NVESD support role, CACI ensures uninterrupted services delivered by a team with in-depth knowledge of, and familiarity with, NVESD's technical and mission requirements. According to Bill Fairl, President of U.S. Operations, "We are very pleased with this award as it demonstrates Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate's sustained confidence in CACI's ability to strategically assemble proven teams to develop essential technology. This contract provides the opportunity to continue to grow a part of our business with which we have had long-term success". CACI President and CEO Paul Cofoni said, "Helping warfighters perform their missions at peak efficiency is always a top priority in countering global terrorism. We're thankful that this continuing work with the NVESD under the Army's Strategic Services Sourcing contract helps advance that critical objective while meshing so precisely with CACI's core business structure."