Alion Science and Technology subsidiary Commonwealth Technology Innovation has been awarded a $12 million task order for engineering research and maintenance support for the Plasma Physics Division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
CTI will support the Laser Plasma Branch Programs at NRL and related work in the Plasma Physics Division in the areas of experimental and theoretical physics, numerical simulations, and the design and development of advanced high-energy lasers.
“The Laser Plasma Branch was looking for a partner who can complement the Government research team in their specialized laser-plasma areas,” said Greg Yadzinski, vice president of operations for CTI. “We believe we were chosen based on a combination of our value and experience as CTI has delivered on-site expertise and specialized engineering support to NRL for more than four decades.”
The majority of this work will involve support of research related to laser fusion and high energy density plasmas. CTI will also provide research and development support to the NIKE and ELECTRA high-energy excimer laser systems and to other smaller laser systems used in the Laser Plasma Branch research.
This task order was awarded under the Navy Seaport NxG contract and has a 60-month period of performance.