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, fixtures, and alignment devices. Packaged in compact cases for rapid evacuation of the FARP site, these kits can support every potential armament combination of guns and missiles on the OH-58D.

As part of this development, Alion engineers also created a tool to ensure targeting systems are aligned properly. Manual techniques have been used for years, but now a portable target board system can take its place for greater accuracy and consistency in aligning the aircraft’s weapons systems.

Alion’s high quality and low cost solution incorporated the unique needs of the aircraft and FARP crews to provide FARP personnel with more effective tools to support warfighters in the field.