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Army weapons research center awards $21.3M engineering contract

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McLean, Va.-based Alion Science and Technology announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $21.3 million engineering contract by the Army's U.S. Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, based in the Picatinny section of Rockaway Township.

According to the announcement, Alion will evaluate a wide range of armament systems, munitions, ancillary equipment, and enabling technologies during design, development, and production phases of the engineering life-cycle. Alion engineers and analysts will provide technical systems research and development, engineering, evaluation and program and acquisition planning and management to support projects such as improvised explosive device neutralization, green ammunition, modernization of manufacturing ammunition and safety.

ARDEC is the Army's principal researcher, developer and sustainer of current and future armament and munitions systems. The work was awarded under the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center contract with the period of performance through May 12, 2015, the company said in a statement.

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