Battelle Awarded $17 Million by the U.S. Air Force to Advance Warfighter Health Protection

Battelle Awarded $17 Million by the U.S. Air Force to Advance Warfighter Health Protection

In a five-year, $17 million contract, Battelle will help the Air Force conduct research that advances health protection for warfighters in both current and near-future operational environments.
 
This contract was awarded under the Air Force Research Laboratory's Airman Readiness Medical Research (ARMR) announcement. From the Airman Systems Directorate of the 711th Human Performance Wing, research and development will be conducted for the Biosciences Division (711 HPW/RHB).
 
It will use science and current and emerging technologies to improve the Air Force's understanding of occupational and environmental exposures and deliver operationally relevant decision support to planners, commanders, and healthcare providers.
 
According to Dr. Nicole Brennan, Battelle offers a unique combination of military force health protection experts, research, development, testing and evaluation experts, and specialized facilities needed to meet the demands of this work. The latter leads Battelle's Public and Military Health Division.
 
"We're eager to continue working with the Air Force on this contract, knowing that we can make a positive impact on warfighters' health and, by extension, their families and communities."
 
Airman Exposure Health, Cognitive and Physiological Performance, and Space Exploration Research are three of the eight research objectives in the ARMR general announcement.
 
Paul Pirkle, Force Health Protection Solutions Architect and S&T Integrator for the 711th Human Performance Wing, stated, "Battelle has been a trusted force health protection research partner of the 711th Human Performance Wing for more than 15 years." Over the next five years, Battelle will help deliver operationally relevant solutions that support Agile Combat Employment.

Here's What Battelle Does

Through science and technology, Battelle's people solve the world's most challenging problems every day. 
 
It conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. 
 
Based in Columbus, Ohio, since 1929, Battelle has served the national security, health and life sciences, energy, and environmental industries. 
 
Check out www.battelle.org for more info.