• HGS Wins Prime Spot on Army’s Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development (AEWD) Contract

    September 22, 2015 | nkingsley
  • HGS was selected as one of 16 organizations awarded a prime contract to support the U.S. Army Materiel Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at over $800 million over the next five years. Through AEWD, HGS will develop, test, and demonstrate new technologies related to expeditionary warfare. Expeditionary warfare involves rapidly deployable military forces operating overseas and away from their bases. The HGS team will participate in applied research, advanced technology solutions, and operational systems development in support of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and other government agencies that are involved with expeditionary warfare technology research.

    HGS will provide research for areas of support that include missions such as technology transition for advanced research and development; countering adaptable threats; irregular warfare support; expeditionary forces and special operations; and deployable force protection. Technical area support includes development and fielding of items and systems for use in demonstrations, assessments, field experiments, and operational evaluations.

    HGS will focus on emerging and niche capabilities not otherwise provided for in existing capabilities developments or to augment those existing capabilities to be more applicable to expeditionary warfare. “This is an important win for HGS, and it positions us to directly research and develop the technology-based solutions that our forces need to combat adaptable threats,” said Bart Morrison, CEO of Hickory Ground Solutions (HGS). “We look forward to leveraging our team of small niche companies, engineering firms, and world-class universities to provide cutting-edge research with engineering and supply chain best practices for AEWD.”