Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been awarded a $21.3 million task order to conduct engineering assessments, research and analysis on current and future armament systems and munitions in support of the U.S. Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). The work is designed to provide a method for ARDEC directorates to quickly obtain support to meet full range of system lifecycle engineering requirements.
“Alion’s strengths in engineering and weapon systems analysis and development mean we can help the Army enhance their ability to deploy the latest technologies faster and more efficiently.”
Under the contract, Alion will evaluate a wide range of armament systems, munitions, ancillary equipment, and enabling technologies during design, development, and production phases of the engineering life-cycle. Alion engineers and analysts will provide technical systems research and development, engineering, evaluation and program and acquisition planning and management to support projects such as improvised explosive device (IED) neutralization, green ammunition, modernization of manufacturing ammunition and safety.
“Threats to our warfighters are constantly evolving, so staying ahead of that trend is crucial to giving warfighters the means to achieve their missions while increasing their survivability,” said Chris Amos, senior vice president and manager of Alion’s Technology Solutions Group. “Alion’s strengths in engineering and weapon systems analysis and development mean we can help the Army enhance their ability to deploy the latest technologies faster and more efficiently.”
ARDEC is headquartered in Picatinny, N.J., and is the Army’s principal researcher, developer and sustainer of current and future armament and munitions systems. The center concentrates on smart munitions, indirect fire armament system, direct fire armament systems, soldier weapons, mines and demolitions, energetics , guidance, navigation ,and control, fusing and lethal mechanisms, fire control, munitions survivability, directed energy weapons and pollution prevention.
The work was awarded under the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC’s) Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC) contract with the period of performance through May 12, 2015.
Source: Alion Science and Technology
Date: Nov 6, 2013