Southern Research wins NASA contract for AIRS technology

Southern Research has been awarded a five-year sole source contract renewal from NASA in the amount of USD9.95 million to provide continued support of the Airborne Imaging and Recording System (AIRS) used on WB-57 research aircraft for more than a decade, the company said.

This is the second sole source contract received by the Birmingham-based non-profit organization for work on this unique high altitude research program. The first was granted in 2011 for a total value of USD28.5 million.

Southern Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with more than 400 scientists and engineers working across four divisions: drug discovery, drug development, engineering, and energy and environment.