CACI to Assist US Army NVESD with Modeling & Simulation Sensor Dev’t

CACI International has been awarded a task order, with a ceiling value of $173 million, to perform modeling and simulation systems development of sensor and imaging systems for the U.S. Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).

This three-year task order, awarded under the Rapid Response – Third Generation (R23G) contract vehicle, represents continuing business in its Surveillance and Reconnaissance market area.

Image courtesy of NVESD
Image courtesy of NVESD

NVESD, known as the “Night Vision Lab” and located at Fort Belvoir, Va., conducts research and development of advanced night vision and other sensor technologies, such as infrared weapon sights and surveillance systems, that enhance the effectiveness of the U.S. Armed Forces in nighttime and limited visibility conditions.

US Army CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (CERDEC NVESD, or simply NVESD) is a world-class government research laboratory.

NVESD provides the United States Army and the Department of Defense (DoD) with technology solutions for night vision and electronic sensors and sensor systems for target acquisition, engagement and defeat of enemy forces, day or night, and under all battlefield and weather conditions.

(The Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) is hiring electrical, optical, mechanical and computer engineers and physicists with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to work at its Fort Belvoir, Virginia laboratory. Learn More. Courtesy of R C and YouTube)

Conquest of Darkness and All Environments!

NVESD’s primary research and development activities are in the areas of thermal imaging, low energy lasers, short wave infrared, image intensification, aided target recognition technology, sensor fusion, force protection, mine detection and neutralization, and humanitarian demining.

Their sensors are placed on the soldier, their weapons, ground vehicles, and air platforms (to include UAVs, fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft) to provide a competitive advantage and increased situational awareness.

(Learn More. The U.S. Army is one step closer to a future where sensors intuitively interact with each other to share information with Soldiers. The Integrated Sensor Architecture dynamically locates other sensors on the network and accesses their information to improve situational awareness for Soldiers. Courtesy of The CERDEC Integrated Sensor Architecture and YouTube)

Under this new contract, CACI will provide modeling and simulation development services to assist NVESD in evaluating sensor system technologies and concepts to determine their effectiveness and to enhance the military’s sensor system training.

John Mengucci, CACI International, COO and President of US Operations
John Mengucci, CACI International, COO and President of US Operations

CACI will assist in developing and deploying technology enhancements that increase the Armed Forces’ reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition capabilities to keep pace with emerging threats and support overseas operations.

“CACI has a long history of supporting the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate with innovative technical, management, and engineering solutions,” said CACI Chief Operating Officer John Mengucci.

“We couple this experience with specialized modeling and simulation expertise that assures the Directorate of the rapid and effective development of sensor system technologies and training.”

Ken Asbury, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer
Ken Asbury, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer

“CACI is proud to continue our partnership supporting the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate’s mission of delivering vital reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities to our military men and women,” added Ken Asbury, CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“As asymmetric warfare remains a reality around the globe, we are more dedicated than ever to advancing solutions and technologies that give our Armed Forces an operational advantage under any and all conditions.”

CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers.

Join the NVESD Team and Make a Difference!

NVESD is currently hiring BS, MS, and PhD graduates in electrical, mechanical, computer, systems, and general engineering, as well as mathematics and physics, to work at our laboratory.

Image courtesy of NVESD
Image courtesy of NVESD

NVESD offers excellent benefits to include competitive salary, ample time off, tuition payments for advanced degrees, travel opportunities, and many more.

Our entry-level engineers and scientists have excellent career-advancement opportunities through hands-on technical assignments and training opportunities. Our mission includes YOU!

NVESD Specialties Include

Image courtesy of NVESD
Image courtesy of NVESD

Electro-Optics, Image Intensification, Thermal Imagers, Tactical Lasers, Target Recognition, Virtual Prototypes, Augmented Reality, Sensor Integration, Performance Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis, Mine Detection & Neutralization, and Humanitarian Demining.

NVESD exploits sensor and sensor suite technologies to:

  • See, acquire, and target opposing forces, day or night, under adverse battlefield environments
  • Deny the enemy the same capabilities through electro-optic means and/or camouflage, concealment and deception
  • Provide capabilities for night driving and pilotage
  • Detect, neutralize, clear and mark explosive hazards including minefields and unexploded ordnance
  • Protect forward troops, fixed installations and rear echelons from enemy intrusion

CERDEC NVESD leverages its explosive hazard expertise in support of the critical U.S. Humanitarian Demining R&D Program.