U.S. Army's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Awards EOIR Inc. $1.3 Million in New Contracts; Recent Awards Made to EOIR Since July 15, 2005 Now Total $9.2M.
BOSTON -- Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTC OTC
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EOIR Enhanced Online Insertion and Removal Technologies Inc. new orders for technology products and services totaling $1.3 million. These new orders were for direct support of combat and anti-terrorism activities in Iraq. Robert Tarini, Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Markland, made the announcement.
The Army's NVESD research and development group is one of the U.S. military's most advanced technological leaders. Markland is working on a range of next-generation technology solutions for the NVESD, including night vision and advanced sensor applications, disposable sensors and other threat-detection systems.
The $1.3 million in new orders come under an NVESD omnibus omnibus: see bus. contract. The omnibus contract Option Year Four was awarded on July 15, 2005. Since that date EOIR Technologies Inc. omnibus contract awards have totaled $9.2 million.
The ongoing Omnibus contract may provide a maximum ceiling amount of up to $80 million in fiscal year revenues. Many of the products and services being delivered on this contract utilize next-generation electro-optic and infrared An invisible band of radiation at the lower end of the visible light spectrum. With wavelengths from 750 nm to 1 mm, infrared starts at the end of the microwave spectrum and ends at the beginning of visible light. sensor technologies that are being used in direct support of U.S. military combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The Army's NVESD has been responsible for numerous key innovations in the fields of optical electronics and thermal imaging for weapons targeting, electronic surveillance and other mission-critical military applications.
Robert Tarini, Markland Chairman and CEO stated, "We are extremely pleased with the contract awards that we have received to date in this fiscal year. With over $9M in new orders within the last month we believe that this fiscal year will result in an appreciable ap·pre·cia·ble
Possible to estimate, measure, or perceive: appreciable changes in temperature. See Synonyms at perceptible. increase in contract awards and sales revenues on a fiscal year basis."
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Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:TCNH.OB - News), is a provider of intelligent surveillance and advanced 3D imaging technology solutions to the defense and homeland security marketplaces. Technest is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. Technest's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel. Through strategic development, Technest focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields.
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