The U.S. Army has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $65 million task order to provide counterexplosive hazard research for the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, which researches and develops sensor technology for air and ground intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition.
Additionally, Alion will perform advanced technical support, research and analysis as well as provide recommendations for the directorate’s Countermine Division across areas including technology and systems development and approaches to detect and counter battlefield obstacles.
Alion has convened a solid artificial intelligence, unmanned aerial systems, electro-optimal infrared and advanced sensor integration team to provide technologies key to the directorate’s missions, said Todd Stirtzinger, senior vice president of the company and general manager of its Advanced Technology Group.
“This team will bring robust technical capabilities to develop advanced threat detection solutions for U.S. troops,” he added.
The task order has a 60-month performance period.