CUBRC, a Cheektowaga research and development company, has landed a $4.1 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.
The three-year contract is through a segment of the Defense department called the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which is responsible for countering weapons of mass destruction.
"This is an extremely valuable and long-term customer of ours for 20 years plus, so this is the latest in a long line of contracts," said Tom McMahon, the president and CEO of CUBRC, which stands for Calspan-University at Buffalo Research Center. "We've got several proposals in with them for significant programs, as well."
The goal of the project is to continue developing a commercially available tool, and integrate tools and databases to predict, warn of, identify and address chemical threats.
The independent, not-for-profit CUBRC, located on Genesee Street across from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, specializes in chemical, biological and medical defense, data science, information fusion and aeronautics.
It will perform the work with partner and key subcontractor Numerate, a computational drug design company in California.