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Block MEMS Awarded Phase II of $10.7 Million IARPA Contract to Detect Explosives and other Threats
Marlborough, Massachusetts – January 8, 2018
Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been awarded Phase II of the Intelligence Advanced Research Programs Activity (IARPA) Program for the standoff detection of explosives and toxic chemical threats. Block was chosen for Phase II in a competitive down-selection process. Read the full press release.

Block MEMS Selected to Participate in the JE-RDAP $8 billion Government Contract for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Explosives Related R&D and Acquisition Program
Marlborough, Massachusetts – December 20, 2017
Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been selected to participate in an $8,276,161,000 contract for Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition, Production and Procurement (JE-RDAP) program to support research and development of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives defense systems, capabilities, equipment, supplies and material. Read the full press release.

Block MEMS Wins $9.8M Government Contract for Standoff Detection of Chemical Threats
Marlborough, Massachusetts – July 6, 2016
Block MEMS, a leading developer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared detection systems, has been awarded a $9.8M contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop a system that can detect trace quantities of chemicals at standoff distances of at least 100 ft.
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