Alion Science and Technology has secured a $41 million Army contract with a 60-month period of performance to aid the Aerial Delivery Analysis Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Soldier Center.
Under the task order, awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle, Alion will provide research, analysis, assessment, and development of new airdrop technologies and identify opportunities for technology transfer and integration with existing airdrop systems.
Additionally, cargo and personnel airdrop technologies would focus on precision and conventional aerial delivery for all weights and off-set distances, including affordable high-altitude precision delivery systems, communications technologies, mobile computing technologies, and low-cost Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems.
“Airborne force projection and aerial delivery methods are critical to keeping pace with continually emerging and evolving threats,”
Todd Stirtzinger, Alion senior vice president and general manager of the Advanced Technology Group, said. “Alion’s team is proud to provide innovative research, development, and engineering to produce technologies for the Army. Our goal is to always empower and protect the Warfighter who protects our nation and enable more effective delivery of humanitarian efforts.”
Authorities indicated the DoD IAC program operates as a part of the Defense Technical Information Center, providing technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users.