Alion to Help Air Force Develop Multi-Domain Capabilities
The Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology an $89 million task order for advanced analysis and engineering and research, development, test and evaluation services. Alion’s work will support the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, which examines the service’s warfighting portfolio and explores enterprise-wide solutions to complex issues.
The five-year deal was awarded through the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s multiple-award contract vehicle. The contract was created to enhance the Defense Technical Information Center repository, Alion said.
“With a breadth of experience in rapid prototyping we can deliver these solutions at the speed and scale needed to support the warfighter,” said Alan Dietrich, senior vice president and general manager of Alion’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group.
Dietrich said Alion is well-positioned for the task because of the company’s experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data fusion across multi-domain environments.
According to AFWIC, multi-domain operations involve the creation of multiple simultaneous dilemmas for adversary forces to overwhelm their ability to respond coherently.
AFWIC said the Air Force and Space Force are pursuing multi-domain capabilities in a bid to establish a joint force capable of functioning in the most difficult scenarios.
Alion said it will work on emerging technologies, examine multi-domain techniques and develop technical solutions in research, engineering, science, technology, rapid prototyping, technical development, integration and operational support.
The contract’s focus will be on software and data integration, coordination knowledge management and information sharing of systems and subsystems for a wide selection of intelligence and communications applications, Alion added.
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