|By Business Wire||
|December 9, 2013 10:02 AM EST||
Current military conflicts are complex and constantly shifting, requiring the rapid development of technology solutions for warfighters, particularly those operating in austere environments. To meet this requirement, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been awarded a $45 million task order to support the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) in assessing leading-edge technologies and bridging capability gaps to quickly meet warfighter needs.
The work was awarded as a task order under the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC’s) Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC) contract with the period of performance through Jun. 15, 2015.
Under the task order, Alion will assess potentially game-changing technology solutions for fielded forces. Alion will provide research and development, engineering and technical evaluation and analysis for the REF, primarily focusing on operational energy plans and programs.
“Develop effective energy solutions” is currently listed as a top priority for the Secretary of the Army.
WSTIAC will provide technical expertise to U.S. forces and combatant commands to meet or exceed the Army’s operational goals for reducing the warfighter’s energy footprint by conducting field tests for a series of integrated hybrid power solutions and developing prototype system recommendations.
“Our team will support REF by conducting assessments in combat environments, placing the latest technologies into warfighters’ hands and supporting a top Army initiative,” said Chris Amos, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Technology Solutions Group. “Alion’s operational energy work will provide savings to the government in areas such as fuel convoys and logistics footprints, and ultimately improve warfighter safety and readiness.”
WSTIAC, operated by Alion, is one of nine DTIC Information Analysis Centers (IACs). The IACs house libraries of information that are focused on specific technology areas, in addition to providing technical expertise in these areas. DTIC is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA, and serves the DoD by providing access to scientific and technical information for DoD personnel and contractors, including researchers, designers and engineers.
WSTIAC’s work is sponsored by the DTIC, ATTN: DTIC-I, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd., Ste. 0944, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218.
About Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology delivers advanced engineering, IT and operational solutions to strengthen national security and drive business results. For customers in defense, civilian government, and commercial industries, Alion’s engineered solutions support smarter decision-making and enhanced readiness in rapidly changing environments. Building on over 75 years of innovation, Alion turns obstacles into opportunities to help customers achieve their missions. For more information, visit www.alionscience.com.
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