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Alion to support ARDEC initiative

July 30, 2009 at 2:46 PM

MCLEAN, Va., July 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Alion Science and Technology to support the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.

U.S. company Alion was award the indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract to support ARDEC's Rapid Response, Rapid Prototype Technology Initiative.

The contract, worth $300 million to the five companies selected, is part of an Army plan to address evolving ammunition and armament-related field requirements. Under the contract, Alion will provide ARDEC with processing, fabrication, prototyping and procurement support services.

"As an accomplished integrator with the management experience, technical skills and history of rapid response to the warfighter, we can provide ARDEC with a comprehensive solution for rapid prototyping and system integration," Chris Amos, Alion senior vice president and manager of the Technology Solutions Group, said in a statement.

"This will enable ARDEC to provide enhanced responsiveness to the field while improving upon quality and reducing costs."

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