Veridian lands $20 million contract for research services

The Air Force has chosen Veridian Corp. to support automatic target recognition and sensor fusion research efforts at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, the company announced today.

Under the seven-year, $20 million contract, Veridian will provide data analysis, design and engineering services for the Air Force's Data, Integration and Visualization for Automatic Target Recognition Systems, or DIVAS, program.

The DIVAS program is to develop a unified knowledge-based collaborative environment to facilitate research into automatic targeting recognition and sensor fusion technologies throughout the Defense Department.

"Veridian's team possesses extensive firsthand knowledge and experience with the sensors, programs, data types and computer systems that are central to AFRL's automatic target recognition and sensor fusion development and transition programs," said Andy Zembower, vice president of the company's sensors and intelligence group. "We look forward to continuing Veridian's long history of service to the AFRL and to advancing their efforts in sensor fusion technology research."

Veridian, based in Arlington, Va., provides information-based systems, integrated solutions and services focusing on mission-critical national security programs for the intelligence community, the Defense Department and federal agencies involved with homeland security. The company has annual revenue of about $1 billion and employs more than 7,300 people.

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