CHARLESTON, S.C.--()--SCRA Applied R&D today announced the award of a $45 million, three year, multiple award contract to support the US Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) Experimentation Center by performing Military Utility Assessments. These assessments will test technologies and processes in realistic military conditions in areas including: military tactics, weapons technologies, humanitarian aid, communications and renewable energy.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected to continue our support of the MARFORPAC mission”
The contract, issued through Naval Facilities Engineering Command, will allow SCRA Applied R&D support the assessment and subsequent implementation of technologies that will reduce pollution, reduce energy consumption, increase accuracy/lethality of weapons and tactics and support humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts around the world. The assessments, which will take place worldwide, will ensure that the US Armed Forces are equipped with the best technologies and weapons systems and will prepare them to handle natural disasters.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected to continue our support of the MARFORPAC mission,” said SCRA Applied R&D President Chris Van Metre. “SCRA Applied R&D has an extensive track record delivering high returns on investment to our federal partners and supporting our men and women in uniform through successful execution of essential programs. We look forward to our continued work in support of our Armed Forces.”
SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 29 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. Our flagship SC Launch program, managed by SCRA’s Technology Ventures sector, helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs. SC Launch has supported 271 entities in South Carolina through investments and other support services. Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA’s cumulative output on South Carolina’s economy to be over $14 billion, and that the company has helped create approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs in the state, with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $77,000.