Two defense firms awarded $60M contract

Two defense firms have each been awarded a $60.1 million contract for research and development work at the 711th Human Performance Wing, the Department of Defense said.

Infoscitex Corp. and Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. will carry out the research and development work at Wright-Patterson, where the 711th Human Performance Wing is located.

The contracts will be in effect until May 2020, the Department of Defense said.

The research will focus on how to “increase warfighter lethality and enhance combat survivability while reducing information processing demands through revolutionary human interface technology,” according to the Pentagon.

The 711th Human Performance Wing has focused technology research on the control of unmanned aircraft; decision-making and autonomy; and multi-sensory technologies. The wing has worked also on conceptual design and demonstration of advanced information operations workstations; and advanced visualizations, technology and human cognitive research, according to the Department of Defense.

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