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Alion awarded US Army REF contract

4th January 2012 - 16:06 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Alion Science and Technology has announced that it has been awarded a contract to support the US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) in assessing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and government-off-the-shelf (GOTS) solutions to enhance the ability of soldiers to survive and succeed in combat. Alion made the announcement in a 4 January 2012 company statement.

The contract will cover a three year period, during which time Alion will serve as systems integrator and evaluator of system performance. The company will perform a full range of engineering, reliability and risk assessments, and will also conduct operational tests in a combat environment within six to nine months from the REF’s receipt of an urgent United States Central Command requirement.

Alion said they will be ‘seeking out those solutions that enhance survivability, effectiveness and more efficient fuel use in theater’, and may encompass off-the-shelf technologies, or those still in the latter stages of development.

The work was awarded as a task order under the Defense Technical Information Center’s WSTIAC contract with the period of performance through Sept. 14, 2014.

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