Technology Solutions Company to Help Accelerate Development and
Deployment of Improved Warfighter Solutions
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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.
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.
ďThreats 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,Ē said Chris Amos, senior
vice president and manager of Alionís Technology Solutions Group.
ďAlionís 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.Ē
ARDEC is headquartered in Picatinny, N.J., and is the Armyís 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 Centerís
(DTICís) Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC)
contract with the period of performance through May 12, 2015.
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.
WSTIACís 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
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, Alionís 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.
This press release contains information about managementís view of
Alionís future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute
forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions
under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual
results may differ materially from those indicated by these
forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risk factors and
uncertainties discussed in documents periodically filed by Alion with
the SEC.Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
Alion Science and Technology
Peter J. Jacobs, 703-269-3473
Source: Alion Science and Technology