UES Wins new Human Performance Contract

September 18, 2023

Science graphic against researcher hands holding sprouts in petri dishThe United States Air Force 711th Human Performance Wing  (AFRL / 711th) has awarded UES, Inc., an Eqlipse Company (UES) a $30 million, 5-year contract under the Airman Readiness Medical Research (ARMR) program entitled Airman Improved Readiness (AIR). The effort will pursue innovative technologies to reduce exposure threats to cognitive and physical performance.  

A team of scientific and engineering personnel from UES and its collaborators will work with the AFRL/711th in this effort to undertake research in support of optimizing the warfighter by enabling, enhancing, restoring, and sustaining Airmen and Guardians to more effectively execute the Air Force and Space Force missions. The goal of this contract is to design, test, and evaluate technologies for rapid detection and/or prediction of exposure risks to ensure that cognitive and physical performance is sustained across the breadth of multi-domain operations.
Dr. Stephaney Shanks, who is the director of UES' Integrative Health & Performance Sciences division, will lead the effort for UES. Dr. Shanks states that “This is an exciting win for UES. AIR will provide us the opportunity to develop critical solutions for the warfighter, and develop agile strategies for mitigation and characterization of readiness impacts from changing occupational/operational environments.” 
Dr. Nina Joshi, General Manager of Eqlipse’s Advanced R&D Sector, attributes UES’ success to the scientific expertise developed as part of the firm’s capabilities in Integrative Health & Human Performance. “It’s also due in part to our unique strengths in managing and executing research projects. This contract complements and continues our research work in these areas at the AFRL/711th.” She adds, “We’re honored to be a trusted partner in this effort.”
We're grateful for our expert technical and business support teams who won this contract, and will advance these programs. They are why UES continues to deliver Excellence in Science and Technology for our customers.

Founded over 50 years ago, UES Inc. is a scientific research and technology development company that commercializes products and services for its government and industry customers. Now part of Eqlipse Technologies’ Advanced R&D Sector, UES’ areas of expertise include materials and processes, aerospace power and propulsion technologies, biological and nanomaterials, photonics and electric technologies, and integrative health and performance sciences.

Eqlipse Technologies aligns the most innovative solutions to evolve and transform how our customers accomplish their most complex national security missions. We boldly operate at the mission’s edge, accelerated by industry-leading investment in our people and research and development, to deploy discriminating technologies. When innovation and mission are in total alignment, you’ll find Eqlipse.


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