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Marine Log


May 5, 2008

ONR awards $10.1 million T-Craft design contract

Alion Science & Technology Corp., Chicago, Ill., is being awarded a $10,180,211 cost plus-fixed-fee completion task order No. 0003 under previously awarded contract (N00014-07-D-0200) to develop detailed designs of the transformable craft (T-Craft).

The goal of the program is to design and build a prototype demonstrator of a Sea Base Connector Transformable-Craft that can deploy in an unloaded condition (range of 2,500 nm) from the intermediate support base to the sea base and then be used as a sea base connector, transporting wheeled and tracked vehicles through the surf zone and on the beach. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Va., and work is expected to be completed Apr. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under Office of Naval Research Broad Agency Announcement 05-020. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

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