Military Embedded Systems

F-35 avionics R&D contract awarded to Alion by the U.S. Air Force


April 02, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force photo.

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $77 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide aircraft and weapons systems research and development (R&D) for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO).

Alion claims it was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. These DoD IAC MAC task orders (TOs) are awarded by the U.S. Air Force's 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the DTIC repository and the Research and Development (R&D) and Science & Technology (S&T) community, according to officials.

Alion will aim to provide research, technical studies, and analysis on weapons systems and platforms, including shipboard and airborne radar and electronic systems; electrical generation systems; weapons control systems; engines; aircraft launch and recovery equipment; support equipment; and other complex machinery.

Alion will also intend to provide solution alternatives for weapons systems and platforms as well as avionic and shipboard systems that affect the life cycle, with a focus on affordability and develop approaches that resolve technical or supportability deficiencies affecting weapons system functionality. 

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