Impacts of Tailored Training

Impacts of Tailored Training

Training is an essential component to a strong fighting force. But just how effective is that training, and can performance outcomes be enriched by customizing training methods to the specific task? The U.S. Army Research Institute wanted hard evidence on which to...
Protecting Essential Satellite Data

Protecting Essential Satellite Data

The Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station (FCDAS) captures climate and weather data from polar-orbiting and geostationary environmental satellites and is an essential facility of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But, when a...
Faster Re-deployment in Theater

Faster Re-deployment in Theater

Army helicopter crews depend on Forward Area Refueling Point (FARP) locations to quickly service, refuel and rearm in theater. To enable faster deployment and re-deployment of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, Alion developed a complete set of tools, jigs,...
Countering Today’s WMD Threats

Countering Today’s WMD Threats

Desiring a more comprehensive analysis and training solution to better minimize and prevent weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Research and Development Directorate turned to Alion. Working with DTRA, Alion engineers created...
Easing Maintenance on Old Aircraft

Easing Maintenance on Old Aircraft

With extensive maintenance requirements on the rise, the aging C-5 Galaxy fleet is being scrutinized. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has the challenge of reducing maintenance requirements as well as costs, while ensuring...
Expanding Geospatial Capabilities

Expanding Geospatial Capabilities

Up-to-the-minute geospatial data — topographical information, terrain, roads and the effects of the weather and time of day — is a key element of battlefield intelligence. To help the Army better manage, analyze, and share geospatial data, Alion’s team worked...
Hybrid Energy Systems Bring Efficiency to Army Posts

Hybrid Energy Systems Bring Efficiency to Army Posts

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force provides game-changing technologies for greater effectiveness and survivability in the field. Their Energy to the Tactical Edge (E2E) program focuses on reducing the energy footprint at Army posts in Afghanistan. Through the E2E...
True-to-Life Training for Better Prepared Forces

True-to-Life Training for Better Prepared Forces

To make training more realistic and relevant, the Navy has been expanding programs that tie virtual resources to real-world systems. This includes Fleet Synthetic Training (FST), which integrates real and simulated data to better prepare sailors and warfare commanders...

High-Tech Vessel Advances Blue Water Marine Research

Designed and developed by Alion, the RV Investigator is Australia’s only blue-water research vessel, able to cover 10,000 nautical miles in a single voyage. Capable of carrying up to 40 scientists and support staff for up to 60 days at a time, Investigator can perform...