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Jacobs receives contract to support US Army DPG

3rd May 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Jacobs has received a bridge contract to perform field range testing and laboratory support services for the West Desert Test Center at the US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) in Utah, the company announced on 1 May.

The value of the 15-month contract is estimated at $27 million.

Jacobs’ support for the contract includes conducting field range testing, and chamber and laboratory tests for chemical and biological simulants and pollutants. Jacobs will evaluate the functionality of detection, dissemination and decontamination systems, as well as individual protective equipment. Technical support also includes evaluation of equipment and procedures and facilitation of field exercises and training at customer sites.

Jacobs will also continue providing onsite chemical and biological incident training for civilian first responders and members of every branch of the military, as well as foreign partners, which includes classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises and field training.

DPG serves as the country’s chemical and biological defence proving ground. West Desert Test Center is the testing area for DPG and is designated as the US Army's Major Range and Test Facility Base for chemical and biological defence testing.

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