This award is the result of a non-competitive acquisition, the department said.
Fiscal 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $12.5 million are being obligated at time of award.
The Air Force Research Lab, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the contracting activity.
In September, the same company was awarded a $10.9 million modification to a previous Army contract for improving medical technology. Work for that contract was to be performed in Falls Church, Va.