McLean contractor lands $87M Navy task order
Alion to help Navy develop launching system, training equipment
McLean-based defense contractor Alion Science and Technology Corp. announced Monday it has received an $87 million task order to help the Naval Surface Warfare Center develop a vertical launching system and training equipment for the naval base in Port Hueneme, California.
Under the potential five-year task order, Alion will perform research, development, test and evaluation work to help the U.S. Navy modernize its MK 57 launcher platform, interface test sets and in-service engineering agent live, virtual and constructive (LVC) tools.
“Alion’s expertise in sensors, weapons systems, obsolescence redesign and more than 25 years developing and providing live, virtual and constructive (LVC) services make this an outstanding partnership for success,” Alan Dietrich, Alion senior vice president and general manager of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group, said in a statement. “Alion’s rapid prototyping expertise speeds the implementation and deployment of these mission critical systems to improve battlefield situational awareness and weapon systems effectiveness for warfighters.”
Alion will also analyze current naval systems and recommend approaches for architecture under the task order.
Founded in 2002, Alion specializes in training, big data analytics and cybersecurity. The company has more than 55 offices in the U.S. and more than 25 research labs.