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Black & Veatch Provides Secure Accounting for Nuclear Weapons Destined for Dismantlement

Black & Veatch Provides Secure Accounting for Nuclear Weapons Destined for Dismantlement

Project Name
Automated Inventory Control and Management System
Location
Moscow, Russia
Client
U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Threat Reduction Agency

In the post-Cold War era, a unified, consistent approach is essential to global security. Black & Veatch works with nations around the world to limit the threats of weapons of mass destruction.

As the Integrating Contractor, Black & Veatch aids the U.S. Department of Defense and the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense with implementing the Automated Inventory Control and Management System (AICMS). The system was used for oversight of strategic and tactical nuclear weapons destined for dismantlement.

Black & Veatch was responsible for complete engineering, procurement, construction, training and logistics for 19 AICMS facilities. This included 17 at Russian Ministry of Defense nuclear weapons storage sites. The success of AICMS, given national security concerns, supports the growth of a positive partnership between the United States and the Russian Federation.

The AICMS program was divided into eight primary tasks, starting with software and hardware certification in Russia. Additional tasks included handling various procurement and logistics needs. Black & Veatch also was responsible for system life cycle support and overall project management.

AICMS is a vital part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction objectives of the U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. Their mutual goal is to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in Russia and worldwide.

Black & Veatch maintains frequent contact with the U.S. and Russian Federation governments to provide the proper level of coordination and support in the implementation of AICMS. AICMS provides Level 1 information protection in Russia. It is deployed across Russia’s 11 time zones and its various climatic and seismic zones.

Black & Veatch has completed more than 50 subcontracts with Russian companies under AICMS. Performance by Black & Veatch on AICMS is rated "Exceptional" by both the DTRA and the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense.

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