CHARLESTON, S.C.--(SCRA’s Applied Research and Development sector was recently awarded a contract for its Highly Integrated Production (HIPER) program. HIPER is a United States Army program that enhances reset for small and crew-set arms. Reset is a series of actions to restore, repair, replace and recapitalize equipment lost or damaged during military operations. The project award totals $1,424,773.)--
“The HIPER program not only increases US Army readiness but also improves the efficiency and effectiveness of reset operations”
The program team, led by SCRA, will include Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc. (UTRS), DSN Innovations, an integrated component of SCRA’s Applied Research and Development division, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Co-exprise and NVision. HIPER’s initial focus will be on the reset of small arms, such as the Browning M-2 Machine Gun. The program will link the agencies that participate in the design, engineering, part ordering and assembly/disassembly aspects of reset. The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) is the principal sponsor and Program Manager for HIPER, working in close cooperation with the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD).
“The HIPER program not only increases US Army readiness but also improves the efficiency and effectiveness of reset operations,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “Ensuring that our men and women in uniform have the weapons necessary for future operations is of critical importance to our Nation’s security, and I am delighted that SCRA is able to assist in this important endeavor. Our programs have a long history of saving the Department of Defense money while assisting them in increasing mission effectiveness. We look forward to working with our partners to provide the technical expertise to aid in the reset effort.”
SCRA is a global leader in applied research and commercialization services with its headquarters in South Carolina. SCRA has a dual mission:
To advance the Knowledge Economy - SCRA affiliate SC Launch is an economic development program that helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs. Learn more at www.sclaunch.org.
To deliver technology solutions to complex challenges - SCRA affiliate Advanced Technology International (ATI) leads applied research collaborations that develop technologies to improve the mission effectiveness of Federal agencies and the business execution of Corporations. Learn more at www.ati.org.
In support of both missions, SCRA builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced high-tech manufacturing shops.