McLean defense contractor wins $71M Air Force space task order
Alion will provide tech services to Air Force Research Laboratory's space vehicles directorate
The U.S. Air Force awarded McLean-based defense contractor Alion Science and Technology Corp. a $71 million task order to help the branch’s research laboratory (AFRL) develop space, electromagnetic and information technologies for potential national security use, the company announced Monday.
Under the task order, Alion will provide research, development, test and evaluation services to the AFRL’s space vehicles directorate while the Air Force looks to advance joint, coalition and multidomain warfare systems.
“Our expertise in conducting physics-based modeling, simulation and assessments for multidomain analytics for space superiority and space control capabilities, operations and architecture assures national security space missions support the warfighters,” Todd Stirtzinger, Alion senior vice president and general manager of the advanced technology group, said in a statement. “These will be the drivers for shaping future architectures, to include multidomain dependencies and executing the assessment models for AFRL/RV.”
Alion will assess situational awareness capabilities and analyze indication and warning thresholds, timelines, protection and defense response options to mitigate threats, according to the company.
Founded in 2002, Alion specializes in training, big data analytics and cybersecurity. The company has more than 55 offices in the U.S. and more than 25 research labs.