The U.S. Army has awarded Alion Science and Technology a five-year, $65 million task order to provide Counter Explosive Hazard Research for the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), the company reported on Thursday.
The task order was awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center (DoD IAC), Multiple Award Contract (MAC) issued by the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency.
"Alion has assembled a strong Artificial Intelligence (AI), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) and advanced sensor integration team to provide innovative solutions critical for NVESD missions," said Todd Stirtzinger, Alion SVP and general manager of the Advanced Technology Group.
The NVESD has developed sensor and sensor suite technologies for air and ground intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition under adverse battlefield conditions in day and night-time environments.
Under the task order, Alion will perform advanced technical, scientific research and analysis, and provide recommendations for NVESD's Countermine Division, including development of technologies, systems, sensors, components, algorithms, methods, and approaches.
Alion’s support will detect, identify and defeat the explosive hazards and battlefield obstacles that pose threats to U.S. forces, platforms, systems, infrastructure and the ability to conduct operations.
"This team will bring robust technical capabilities to develop advanced threat detection solutions for U.S. troops," added Stirtzinger.
About Alion Science and Technology
Solving some of our nation's most complex national security challenges, Alion works side-by-side with our Defense and Intelligence communities as we design and deliver advanced engineering solutions to meet current and future demands.
We go beyond the superficial and dive deep into the root of the engineering complexities and bring innovation to reality. With global industry expertise in Big Data, Analytics, and Cyber Security; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Live, Virtual, and Constructive Training; Electronic Warfare and C5ISR; and Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, Alion delivers mission success where and when it matters most.