Alion Science and Technology has received a contract from the US Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to support new technologies for ground vehicles.
Under the $634m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, the company is required to assist the army in researching and developing new technologies to ensure military ground systems can perform at optimum levels and address emerging threats.
Alion will provide research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) services, including test planning, systems engineering and integration, modelling and simulation, technology development, as well as design for survivability engineering and human factors engineering.
Alion senior vice-president and Technology Solutions group manager Chris Amos said: "The multi-faceted challenges of current and emerging threats, diverse operating environments and evolving technical standards require a flexible, agile approach to R&D and engineering.
"Alion's long history and experience identifying, developing and delivering ground systems solutions will allow us to help the army fulfil its mission needs rapidly and cost-effectively."
Work performed under the contract is expected to assist TACOM organisations, including the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre (TARDEC), Program Executive Offices for Combat Support & Combat Service Support and Ground Combat Systems, Integrated Logistics Support Centre, and the Program Manager Light Armoured Vehicles.
Headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, TACOM is a part of the Army Materiel Command, and generates, provides, and sustains mobility, lethality, and survivability for soldiers, other branches of the US armed forces, as well as allies to ensure army readiness.