The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $20 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Development.
“Alion has some of the greatest engineering and technology minds in industry partnering side-by-side with our customers to face challenging issues and create technologies, solutions and advancements in innovation to keep our nation ahead,” said Eric Wright, Alion’s vice president of the Integrated Solutions Operation within the Advanced Technology Group. “We are privileged to be working with the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology to achieve the goals of the ANT Center.”
The ANT Center is a forward-looking research center within the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) seeking to identify and solve tomorrow’s most challenging autonomy and navigation problems. The ANT Center’s goal is to develop navigation technology that ensures the Department of Defense (DoD) can navigate anywhere, anytime, using anything, and to improve the DoD’s ability to conduct autonomous operations.
Alion will research, assess, analyze, and develop the ANT Center’s research in autonomous and cooperative systems, non-Global Positioning System (GPS) precision navigation, and robust Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation/Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR). This effort supports the AFIT’s mission to advance air, space, and cyberspace power for the nation, its partners, and our armed forces by conducting relevant defense-focused research to enhance technical graduate and continuing education, while supporting the development and evolution of navigation and autonomy technologies, impacting weapon systems across the DoD.
Source: Alion Science and Technology Corp.
Date: Sep 1, 2020