Alion to Provide Continuing Support for Army ASE
- Technology Solutions Firm to Analyze Competing Designs for Countermeasures System for Missile Detection
The Army is upgrading its Advance Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system with the new Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system. Both of these laser-based systems are designed to be fully integrated with military service aircraft countermeasures equipment suites that include passive missile warning and detection; however, CIRCM is required to be smaller, lighter and more reliable.
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Alion has supported the ASE project office since 2006. Under the new contract, Alion will provide subject matter expertise to analyze competing designs for CIRCM to assure that system reliability and availability requirements are achieved and that the system can be produced to comply with requirements. Alion will also provide recommendations pertaining to system testing, test failures and failure investigations.
"Aircraft survivability equipment protects the people who safeguard our nation," said Chris Amos, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Technology Solutions Group. "Improvements to these systems not only provide additional security for the warfighter but also offer pilots the ability to be autonomous. Aircrews do not have to divert their attention from their primary mission to counter a Man-Portable Air Defense System or other missile threat."
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