McLean, VA — April 8, 2014 — Alion Science and Technology
Technology Solutions Company to Support DoD’s Countermine Division with R&D, Testing and Engineering Expertise
Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been awarded a $17.7 million task order to provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with engineering and science and technology expertise to help defeat improvised explosive device (IED) threats against troops in theater and throughout the world.
Alion will support conception, prototyping, improving and experimenting with technologies, devices and systems, bringing next-generation capabilities to counter IED hazards. This includes improving Warfighters’ situational awareness, enabling Soldiers to better identify, defeat and bypass explosive threats.
“The services we will provide under the task order will enable the DoD to detect and neutralize explosive hazards wherever our forces are deployed,” said Terri Spoonhour, Alion Senior Vice President and Distributed Simulation Group Manager. “This will ultimately save lives and ensure our units accomplish their critical missions.”
The DoD develops systems for military applications that detect and neutralize mines, mine fields and unexploded ordnance. Technology development focuses on personnel protection, handheld detectors, wide area detection, mechanical clearance, vegetation clearance and mine awareness.
WSTIAC, operated by Alion, is one of nine Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Centers (IACs) sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). 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. WSTIAC’s work is sponsored by the DTIC, ATTN: DTIC-I, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd., Ste. 0944, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218.