Alion wins $3 million to bolster Army radar, combat identification programs

MCLEAN, Va., 8 June 2010. The U.S. Army is developing and fielding ground-based and airborne radar and combat identification (ID) systems in an effort to provide warfighters the best target tracking, aircraft surveillance, perimeter protection, and technologies to distinguish friendly forces from foes. Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, will bolster these efforts by providing spectrum management and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis, under a $3 million contract, to allow the Army to test and train its radar system.

Jun 8th, 2010

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

MCLEAN, Va., 8 June 2010. The U.S. Army is developing and fielding ground-based and airborne radar and combat identification (ID) systems in an effort to provide warfighters the best target tracking, aircraft surveillance, perimeter protection, and technologies to distinguish friendly forces from foes. Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, will bolster these efforts by providing spectrum management and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis, under a $3 million contract, to allow the Army to test and train its radar system.

Under the three-year contract, Alion will support the Radar and Combat Identification Division of the Army Research Development Engineering Command, Communications-Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, and its customers by performing EMC analyses on multiple systems as deemed necessary to gain spectrum certification for radar and combat ID systems.

“Alion’s support will allow CERDEC to test and train with new radar systems in the United States in a timely manner,” says Sue Archer, Alion senior vice president and manager of the Operational Solutions Group. “The new radar systems, which can be deployed overseas in theatres of operation, are an upgrade from the current system and will ultimately improve protection for our military forces and quite possibly save lives.”

Alion will provide technical details to the Army Spectrum Management Office on all developments in the radar and combat ID programs. The contract runs until March 1, 2013.

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