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$71 Million System Simulation and Development Directorate Award To Team That Includes Southern Research Institute

April 8, 2014

Birmingham, Ala. – Southern Research Institute’s Engineering Division is part of a Torch Technologies proposed team that was recently awarded a contract with a potential value of $71 million to support Redstone Arsenal’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC) System Simulation and Development Directorate (SSDD). The award will be used to support SSDD’s world-class facilities and enhance and maintain its current suite of missile element modeling, digital simulation, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) and prototype development facilities.

“We are pleased to be part of the team that was proposed by Torch for this opportunity,” said Michael D. Johns, Vice President, Engineering Division, Southern Research Institute. “We are also thankful to the Army for their confidence in the team formed by Torch.”

About Torch Technologies

Torch Technologies is a 100-percent employee-owned small business with over 320 employees dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs, and ethical business practices headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., with employee-owners located in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Dahlgren, Virginia; Eglin AFB, Florida; Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii; Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein; Washington, D.C.; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

About Southern Research Institute

Southern Research Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization founded in 1941 that conducts advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, environment and energy research, and preclinical drug discovery and development. Approximately 500 scientific and engineering team members support clients and partners in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental and energy industries. Southern Research is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with additional laboratories and offices in Huntsville and Wilsonville, Ala., Frederick, Md., Durham, NC, and Cartersville, Ga.

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