Alion to assess Air Force electronic warfare systems

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will help the Air Force strengthen its electronic warfare capabilities under a three-year contract worth up to $8.6 million.

The employee-owned technology solutions company will assess shortfalls in future weapons systems and help plan, develop and analyze Air Force electronic warfare capabilities.

Under the auspices of Alion-operated Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center, the company will provide the Air Force Materiel Command and Electronic Warfare Life Cycle Management Group with research and technical analysis for capability planning, development analysis and operational sustainment.

Alion team members will develop capability concepts to support the Air Force strategic planning process, said Chris Amos, senior vice president and manager of Alion's Technology Solutions Group.

Alion and a team of subcontractors also will support the Materiel Command with system design and critical technologies. The results will help the Air Force make key decisions regarding system modifications, changes in doctrine, operating concepts, training, logistics, personnel and facilities, Alion officials said.

Alion, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 31 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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