Alion Science and Technology has won a $45 million contract to help the U.S. Army‘s Rapid Equipping Force evaluate technologies meant to support soldiers on the battlefield.
The company will work with REF to research, develop, analyze and assess technical and engineering tools particularly related to operational energy initiatives, Alion said Monday.
“Our team will support REF by conducting assessments in combat environments, placing the latest technologies into warfighters’ hands and supporting a top Army initiative,” said Chris Amos, senior vice president and manager of Alion’s technology solutions group.
Amos added the company’s operational energy work is intended to boost soldier readiness and safety.
The company received the task order under the Defense Technical Information Center Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center and the performance period is through June 15, 2015.
Alion operates the WSTIAC, which aims to assist U.S. combat commands reduce soldiers’ energy footprints through field tests of hybrid power technologies and development of system recommendation concepts.