Booz Allen Hamilton
Jul 21, 2009
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Booz Allen Wins Rapid Prototyping and Technology Initiative (RPTI) Contract for Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)

Picatinny, NJ — Booz Allen Hamilton today announced that it is one of five companies that have been awarded part of a five-year, $300 million, multiple award, prime contract from the U.S. Army to support the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) within the Research Development Engineering Command (RDECOM).

Under the contract, Booz Allen will provide engineering, scientific and acquisition support services necessary in support of the ARDEC’s mission to rapidly respond to its customer’s need for armament related products and services.  ARDEC’s armament related products and services include, but are not limited to, the cradle to grave activities associated with the research, development, engineering, prototyping, system improvements, and test support of ammunition, weapons, energetics, warheads, fire control, sensors and seekers, fuse products, novel weapon concepts, protection, assembly, packaging, demilitarization, and environmentally required waste treatments. 

Recent ARDEC activities in support of the Warfighter (Special Operations Command, Field Assistance in Science and Technology, and others) have included engineering and prototyping activities developing improved gun mounts, protective shields for the Warfighter, IED detection and defeat mechanisms, new energetic materials, as well as acquisition of associated materials, equipment, and supplies essential to meeting the continually changing threat and rapidly emerging Warfighter requirements. These expanded efforts include providing expedited developmental solutions to meet the customer’s needs at various stages of the lifecycle of a product.  Today’s reality requires ARDEC to provide working lethality and counter-lethality solutions as quickly as possible.

“This contract enables Booz Allen to extend it's long standing support in rapid prototyping and deployment, and technology innovation, into the Army armaments community and their clients.  We are excited about the breadth of requirements and opportunities, and look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationship with the US Army and Department of Defense,” said Booz Allen Vice President Larry Scheuble.