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Alion Awarded $49M Contract to Support Navy’s ISR Systems and Development


September 23, 2015
By Business Wire News

MCLEAN, Va.

In combat, warfighters rely on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems for situational awareness, tactical communications and target tracking. To support the need for more advanced ISR capabilities, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at $49 million by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane for its Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Division (SRSD).

Alion will provide rapid design, engineering, fabrication and testing of ISR components and systems that have met Technology Readiness Level 6 maturity, a Department of Defense standard of how ready a technology is for testing or use. This includes components and systems in four technology areas: processing exploitation and dissemination (PED), mobile signals intelligence (SIGINT), sensitive site exploitation and persistent surveillance systems.

“We are dedicated to NSWC Crane’s implementation of ISR systems that better equip the Navy for tomorrow’s battle,” said Chris Amos, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Technology Solutions Group. “Under this contract, we can help enhance systems, build software-defined radios and develop effective sensors to support the effort. We’ll also produce models and short runs of actual products in each of the technology areas, giving warfighters the ability to evaluate working components and systems, quickly and cost-effectively.”

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology Corporation delivers advanced engineering, IT and operational solutions to strengthen national security and drive business results. For customers in defense, civilian government and commercial industries, Alion’s engineered solutions support smarter decision-making and enhanced readiness in rapidly changing environments. Alion brings expertise and experience to multiple business areas: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Systems Analysis, Design and Engineering; and Modeling, Simulation, Training and Analysis. Building on over 75 years of innovation, Alion turns obstacles into opportunities to help customers achieve their missions. Alion employees are located at offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, visit www.alionscience.com.

Alion Science and Technology Corporation
Peter J. Jacobs, 703-269-3473
pjacobs@alionscience.com