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Southern Research Wins Sub-Contract from BANC3 for Army’s Warrior Enabling Broad Sensor (WEBS) Project

April 23, 2012

BIRMINGHAM and HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Southern Research today announced that it is on the winning team with prime contractor BANC3, a rapidly growing technology and engineering firm in Princeton, NJ which was recently awarded a $1.78 billion contract by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronics Sensors Directorate (NVESD) to provide engineering support and technology assistance under the Warrior Enabling Broad Sensor (WEBS) support contract.

Services provided by Southern Research will include support for mission research, development, and administration. This will also include supporting rapid response requests for numerous potential technologies and specific programs, such as spiral developmental improvements, which have extremely specific requirements and require a high level of expertise.

“We are pleased to partner with BANC3 in supporting this important U.S. Army program,” said Michael D. Johns, vice president of Engineering at Southern Research. “We remain committed to working with NVESD in its mission of developing advanced technologies to ensure the safety of our military, and we look forward to being part of this exceptional team.”

The Southern Research Engineering Division conducts research and development in the areas of thermal and structural behaviors of advanced composite materials, advanced material processing techniques, electro-mechanical systems and integration, aerospace engineering, and computational sciences. Clients include most federal agencies and numerous commercial companies worldwide.

About Southern Research

Southern Research Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization founded in 1941 that conducts preclinical drug discovery and development, advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, and environment and energy research. More than 550 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 facilities in Wilsonville, Ala., Frederick, Md., and Durham, NC and offices in Huntsville, Ala., New Orleans, La., and Washington, DC.



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