Syracuse, NY, October 20, 2006 – U.S. Rep. James Walsh announced this week that a total of $2.7 million from the Fiscal Year 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations bill has been approved for Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC). The bill will provide $1.7 million for SRC’s Reasoning and Assessment of Intelligence for Counter-Narcotics and Anti-Terrorism (RAINCOAT) program, and $1 million for Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar Base Protection (LCMR-BP) systems.
"Syracuse Research Corporation is an established and proven defense technology firm," said U.S. Congressman James T. Walsh. "This is another fine example of a Central New York-based company collaborating with the federal government to provide quality systems to the men and women of our armed services."
“We are pleased that Congressman Walsh has again shown his dedication to Central New York business with his support of our RAINCOAT and LCMR Systems,” said Bob Roberts, President and CEO of SRC. “In 2000, Congressman Walsh supported an innovative system called the LCMR and with his help throughout the years, LCMR has been making a difference and saving lives. In addition, it helped to grow our company and the local economy as a result. We hope to continue working with the congressman, developing new ideas that increase business such as this funding for RAINCOAT and LCMR.”
RAINCOAT provides the U.S. Air Force with an operator-focused decision support tool. RAINCOAT is a software application that will assist in the detection, identification, and monitoring of drug, insurgent, and terrorist activities. It integrates information from multiple intelligence sources and compresses the intelligence reporting timeline for intelligence operators. This capability directly supports intelligence operators for their ongoing anti-terrorism and counter-drug missions in the Middle East and South America.
LCMR operates in the battlefield today, protecting warfighters from mortars and rockets. LCMRs and/or other sensors in the LCMR-BP System can be networked together to increase the safety of soldiers, as doing so will greatly enhance the system’s accuracy in estimating a mortar’s launch point location. The LCMR-BP will provide scalable, low-cost/high-reliability forward operating base protection that can handle a variety of threat situations with great reliability to warn personnel of an incoming threat.
Syracuse Research Corporation is an independent, not-for-profit research and development organization. For nearly 50 years, SRC has played a leadership role in providing solutions to programs of national significance through the innovative application of science, technology, and information. SRC’s responsiveness and success in solving next generation challenges has resulted in a trusted advisor reputation with our customers in the defense, environment, and intelligence communities.
Today, SRC employs more than 750 people and has offices in Arlington, VA; Chantilly, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Hanover, MD; Rome, NY; San Antonio, TX; and Syracuse, NY. Currently, there are more than 100 positions available nationwide. For more information, visit www.srcinc.com.