Dépêches

Alion Awarded Contract Valued at $2M to Provide Continuing Support for Army Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Dépèche transmise le 31 août 2011 par Business Wire

Alion Awarded Contract Valued at $2M to Provide Continuing Support for Army Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Alion Awarded Contract Valued at $2M to Provide Continuing Support for Army Aircraft Survivability Equipment

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With Army Aviators facing an increased threat from infrared guided missiles, the military is continually seeking to improve detection and countermeasures systems. To meet this need, Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, has won a three-year, $2 million award from the U.S. Army Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) project office to support the ongoing design and development of Army aircraft countermeasures systems.

“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.”

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.

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.”

The work was awarded as a task order under the Defense Technical Information Center’s WSTIAC contract.

WSTIAC, operated by Alion, is one of the nine Defense Technical Information Center (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 Department of Defense (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 is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering scientific, research and development and technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 75 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; modeling & simulation; technology integration; information technology and wireless communications; and energy & environmental sciences. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 703.918.4480 or visit Alion online at www.alionscience.com.

This press release contains information about management’s view of Alion’s 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.

Business Wire

Les plus belles photos d'avions
Airbus A319-111 (G-EZBT) Airbus A319-111 (G-EZAP) Airbus A320-214 (EI-CVA) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (ET-ATK) Airbus A321-231 (G-OZBH) Boeing 737-8AS (EI-DHY)