Syracuse, NY, August 25, 2006 - Syracuse Research Corporation’s (SRC) Countermeasure Protection System (CMPS) was named one of the U.S. Army’s “Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2005.” CMPS was developed for the U.S. Army to protect against Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED), better known as roadside bombs. RCIEDs are the number one killer used by enemy insurgents in Iraq today. This was the second year in a row that a SRC product was honored. SRC’s Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar was named one of the U.S. Army‘ “Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2004.”
Both U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and U.S. Congressman James T. Walsh are strong supporters of the CMPS program, as well as SRC’s follow-on program to design, produce, field, and support the next-generation system against RCIEDs. To accommodate production schedules for these important U.S. Army programs, SRC has hired dozens of new personnel and has leased additional manufacturing space.
“SRC is a company in Central New York that is making an important impact," Senator Clinton said. “Their continued ingenuity is a testament to the high quality people that SRC employs. They are growing rapidly and working to make a tremendous difference for those in the field.”
Congressman Walsh added, “We fully support not only this program of national significance, but others as well. We are encouraged by the manufacturing jobs that these efforts bring to Central New York.”
The award distinguishes best technological solutions for soldiers, and how these new technologies increase convenience and competence for the U.S. Army. Chosen for their inventiveness, impact on today’s Army capabilities, and potential benefits outside the Army, the nominated products were evaluated by numerous divisions of the Army, including active-duty and training troops deployed worldwide.
“We are honored to receive this award because they are essentially the ‘Soldier’s Choice Awards,’” said Bob Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of SRC. “CMPS is already protecting soldiers’ lives, which compels us to continue to develop and produce quality products that are valuable in the field and to fighting the global war on terror.”
SRC 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.