McLean-based Alion Science and Technology, a R&D and operational solutions firm, is part of the team awarded an $8 billion contract by Canada to build ships that won’t be used in combat.
Under the contract awarded by Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program, Alion will work with team leader Seaspan Marine Corp. providing ship design and engineering through its subsidiary, Ottawa-based Alion Canada.
The non-combatant vessels covered by the contract include the Joint Support Ship, the Polar Icebreaker, the Offshore Oceanographic Support Vessel, and the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels.
NSPS was devised as a long-term solution to develop Canada’s maritime capabilities. The award is based on a 30-year roadmap for the development of new ship platforms. A second award covers the design and production needs for the country’s military vessels.
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