DALLAS, May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:JEC) was awarded a fifteen-month direct award bridge contract to perform field range testing and laboratory support services for the West Desert Test Center at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) in Utah. Continuing the work Jacobs has performed at the major test site for the past 15 years, the West Desert Test Center estimates the contract value at $27 million.
Jacobs' support includes conducting field range testing, and chamber and laboratory tests for chemical and biological simulants and pollutants. Jacobs will evaluate the functionality of detection, dissemination and decontamination systems, as well as individual protective equipment. Technical support also includes evaluation of equipment and procedures and facilitation of field exercises and training at customer sites. Additionally, Jacobs will continue providing onsite chemical and biological incident training for civilian first responders and members of every branch of the military, as well as foreign partners, which includes classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises and field training.
"Our work at Dugway Proving Ground sustains Jacobs' position as a leading provider of range and test and evaluation services to the Army and Department of Defense," said Jacobs Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear Senior Vice President Jennifer Richmond. "This direct award bridge contract enables us to continue our longstanding partnership providing leading-edge, solutions-driven innovation in the increasingly important area of chemical and biological defense."
DPG serves as the nation's leading chemical and biological defense proving ground. West Desert Test Center is the testing area for DPG and is designated as the U.S. Army's Major Range and Test Facility Base for chemical and biological defense testing.
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