ARCTOS Announces Back-to-Back, Major Contract Wins in April

ARCTOS Technology Solutions, LLC (ARCTOS) has been awarded two major contracts in the month of April 2022, including (i) an $869M contract with the U.S. Army to provide responsive research and development and engineering support for chemical and biological defense missions and (ii) an $63M contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to support the accelerated development and transition of structural materials, processing, and inspection technologies for defense applications.

On 8 April 2022, ARCTOS was one of 26 companies awarded a seat on the Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Program Support Services (STEPSS) program. Administered by the Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, STEPSS is as an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (ID/IQ) with up to 10-year period of performance and an $869M ceiling supporting the Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command, Chemical Biological Center.

The base contract award recognizes ARCTOS capabilities in automated chemical monitoring, chemical analysis and agent detection, expeditionary system prototyping, and specialized engineering services. 

"We're working to apply advanced sensor technologies to a wider array of environmental and defense missions," said Dr. Willie Steinecker, ARCTOS Director of Airbase Technologies, "Combined with artificial intelligence and internet-of-things technologies, these sensor networks provide unparalleled real-time information to detect and mitigate emerging threats."

Then, on 22 April 2022, the AFRL awarded ARCTOS a $63M contract to support Rapid Assessment, Maturation, Prototyping and Transition of Emerging Structural Technologies (RAMPTEST). This program will provide the necessary framework to advance structural materials technologies in a rapid and responsive manner, enabled by a flexible data analysis and visualization framework to identify and bridge the gaps between emerging needs of the United States Air and Space Forces and industrial base capabilities.

The RAMPTEST contract leverages prior ARCTOS work in data analysis, data visualization, additive manufacturing, and non-destructive inspection, spurred by Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding. While not the first SBIR Phase III success for ARCTOS, RAMPTEST is the company's largest Phase III contract to date. 

"We're excited to work with our research partners and AFRL sponsors," said Dr. Ty Pollak, Senior Vice President for ARCTOS operations in Dayton. "RAMPTEST provides a great opportunity to prove out new technologies more rapidly to meet pressing needs."

The program builds on the ARCTOS team's experience and expansive partner networks in advanced materials, manufacturing, non-destructive evaluation, propulsion, and flight technologies. ARCTOS currently serves as prime contractor for a variety of key contracts supporting AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, and other Department of Defense customers.

"I am extremely proud of the innovative work that our ARCTOS scientists, engineers and program managers perform in support of these mission critical technology areas for the Department of Defense," said Chris Greamo, President & CEO. "STEPSS and RAMPTEST are just two great examples of how our teams continue to delivery new capability in partnership with our customers."


About ARCTOS: Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, ARCTOS ( provides innovative digitally-integrated technologies and agile mission-focused solutions for the defense and aerospace markets. ARCTOS solutions span the systems life cycle, including technical studies and analysis of alternatives; research, technology development, and prototyping; product design, testing, integration, and deployment; and system sustainment and logistics planning and support. 

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Categories: Federal Government

Tags: Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Air Force Research Laboratory, Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Defense, U.S. Army


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