CACI sets sights on improving Army night vision technology

Three-year contract is worth $50 million

CACI International Inc. will assist the Army to further develop specialized infrared night vision technology under a three-year, $50 million contract.

The company will support the Infrared Focal Plane Array Technology branch of the Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command. The project also calls for working with the command's Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center and the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate.

The directorate is the Army’s research and development arm for advanced night vision and other sensor technologies, such as infrared weapon sights, surveillance and systems that give soldiers greater ability to operate at night and under limited visibility conditions, CACI officials said.

Under the terms of the contract, CACI will help advance the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate’s infrared focal plane technology. The goal is to enhance warfighter target acquisition and identification capabilities, which will help warfighters see better in all environmental conditions, they said.

The company also is providing technical support for concept and systems development, as well as systems integration and testing.

This new award, received under CACI’s Strategic Services Sourcing contract with the Army, increases the size and scope of the company's work with the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate and strengthens CACI’s functional core competency in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

CACI International, of Arlington, Va., ranks No. 20 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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