Alion Science and Technology has won a task order to support the US Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation (AVN), Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office (UASPO).
The $72m task order has a 12-year period of performance.
The company will deliver services in support of Endurance unmanned aerial system (EUAS), Tactical UAS (TUAS), Soldier UAS (SUAS), and Command Control and Effects (C2E).
Under the task order, Alion will conduct activities such as research, analysis, trade studies, and testing.
This will help provide recommendations and plans to develop, integrate, manage, and offer technical support for UAS programmes and other related support systems.
With this support, PEO AVN programme managers will be able to build capability, enhance availability and reliability, and minimise sustainment costs associated with the UAS programmes.
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Alion Operations senior vice-president and Cyber and Electronic Warfare Group acting general manager Terri Walker-Spoonhour said: “Support includes air survivability, reverse engineering, prototype development, cybersecurity and training, as well as whole system modification and integration to successfully deliver products to benefit the UASPO.
“Our systematic approach achieves speed in planning and execution, allowing us to deliver results quickly and efficiently against urgent operational requirements.
“We look forward to supporting the Army PEO Aviation’s UASPO.”
The task order has been awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle.
The USAF 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron (ESS), past of the US Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC), awards these DoD IAC MAC task orders through a competitive process.
In September 2019, Alion Science and Technology won a task order to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services and integrated logistics support for Combatant Commands (COCOMs).