Alion Science and Technology has received a task order to support the US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) in meeting warfighters' vital operational energy requirements.
The latest $45m task order is awarded under Defense Technical Information Center's (DTIC) Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC) contract.
As part of the deal, Alion will evaluate new technologies for fielded forces and reduce capability gaps to rapidly meet warfighter requirements.
Alion senior vice-president and Technology Solutions Group Manager Chris Amos said the team will support REF by conducting assessments in combat environments, placing the latest technologies into warfighters' hands and supporting a top Army initiative.
"Alion's operational energy work will provide savings to the government in areas such as fuel convoys and logistics footprints, and ultimately improve warfighter safety and readiness," Amos said.
In addition, Alion will carry out research and development, engineering and technical evaluation and analysis mainly targeting operational energy plans and programmes for REF.
WSTIAC is responsible for the provision of technical expertise to US forces and combatant commands and assists in meeting the requirements of the Army's operational targets to bring down the warfighter's energy footprint.
The centre will also conduct field tests for a series of integrated hybrid power solutions and develop prototype system proposals.