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SCRA affiliate inks multiyear contract

Staff Report
Published Nov. 13, 2012

SCRA on Tuesday said its R&D affiliate ATI, which does work in the Upstate, signed a five-year renewal for work with the National Warheads and Energetics Consortium.

ATI will manage a $500 million technology-development and prototype-demonstration program. The program is funded through an agreement between the consortium and the federal government. This agreement renews and extends a previous $700 million, seven-year agreement.

The collaboration was established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

"Renewing this agreement provides us the opportunity to further expand collaboration among government, industry and academia to deliver an ever increasing number of advanced, affordable ordnance technologies to help our warfighters maintain their technological superiority in the ever-changing threat environment they face,” said Gary Schneider, CEO of G. Schneider & Associates Inc. and chairman of the National Warheads and Energetics Consortium Executive Committee.

SCRA is a research corporation with facilities across the state. It manages R&D projects for the government and other clients. SCRA also operates a Technology Ventures division and the SC Launch program to invest seed capital in South Carolina-based startups.

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