Alan Dietrich

Alion Wins $75M Navy RDT&E Support Contract; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $75 million contract to support research, development, test, and evaluation of all Navy Minotaur software platforms for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane, the company announced Monday

"Alion's vast knowledge and thorough understanding of the Navy's sensor requirements and systems engineering, data fusion techniques, and AI/ML expertise, will accelerate Minotaur capability integration into current and future platforms," said Alan Dietrich, senior vice president of Alion's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group.

Under the contract, Alion will develop the next generation of advanced systems, including airborne mission processors, mission management systems, multi-function active sensor radars, and Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) systems and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) Systems. 

In addition, the company will support Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Systems and Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) systems to help advance Navy, Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) platforms. 

Alion will provide cybersecurity platforms and information assurance hardening of Minotaur software that the company will integrate across multiple sensors including electro-optics, radar, communications, signal intelligence systems and electronic support measures systems.

Alion was awarded this contract under the DoD Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. The DoD IAC MAC task orders (TOs) are awarded by the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC). 

"Our expertise in developing and integrating ISR, EW, sensors, cyber, and AI to seamlessly address critical national priorities is driven by our desire to advance technology and innovation to respond to rapidly changing needs," added Dietrich. 

About Alion Science and Technology

Solving our nation's most complex national security challenges, Alion works side-by-side with our defense and intelligence communities as we design and deliver advanced engineering solutions to meet current and future demands.  

We go beyond the superficial and dive deep into the root of the engineering complexities, and bring innovation to reality. With global industry expertise in Big Data, Analytics, and Cyber Security; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Live, Virtual, and Constructive Training; Electronic Warfare and C5ISR; and Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, Alion delivers mission success where and when it matters most.

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