SOURCE: Southwest Research Institute

Southwest Research Institute

October 25, 2016 11:31 ET

SwRI awarded $39 million military contract

Institute staff will support Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - October 25, 2016) - Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) was awarded a contract valued at up to $39 million over the next five years to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).

"NSWCDD is an extremely important customer for SwRI," said Errol Brigance, a director in SwRI's Applied Physics Division. "We have served this client over the past eight years and remain committed to providing effective technical solutions that meet contractual, schedule, and customer satisfaction requirements."

An example of previous NSWCDD developments includes a device that projects an eye-safe laser beam up to several kilometers. SwRI has also developed biometric technology to collect various physiological characteristics and rapidly identify or screen individuals for comparisons to watch lists.

Staff members will perform research, development, technical, and test activities under this contract. SwRI will address emerging needs in tactical and non-tactical systems associated with homeland security, anti-terrorism, mission assurance, force protection, unmanned systems, and related programs.

This indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract allows SwRI to provide flexible and innovative solutions for complex problems. SwRI will apply the breadth and depth of resources and expertise to solve technical challenges put forth by NSWCDD.

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About SwRI:

SwRI is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization based in San Antonio, Texas, with nearly 2,800 employees and an annual research volume of $592 million. Southwest Research Institute and SwRI are registered marks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information about Southwest Research Institute, please visit newsroom.swri.org or www.swri.org.

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