Randolph Plant Wins Defense Contracts

09/30/11 8:04AM

A company with a manufacturing plant in Randolph has won more than $9 million worth of contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Sen. Patrick Leahy says Applied Research Associates, which makes ground sensors used in guarding the perimeter of remote army bases, has been awarded two contracts - one for $6.5 million and the other for almost $3 million.

The company's Expendable Unattended Ground Sensors can detect footsteps and vehicle traffic, even in windy or rainy conditions. They are called "expendable" because they cost far less than other sensors on the market.

Leahy said most of this work under the two contracts will be completed in Vermont.

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