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Alion Awarded $48.5 Million Joint Warfare Simulation Contract

Category: Training And Simulators

McLean, VA, -- Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract valued up to $48.5 million to provide Modeling and Simulation state of the art technologies to enhance joint experimentation at the US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM).

Under the award, the Alion team will conduct research and development in critical technical areas for future experimentation and for today’s warfighter. These areas include individual and small unit infantry training, situational awareness capability, training technology for distributed and joint systems, sensor simulation technology, visual simulation technology, information management for M&S and simulation networking. Alion will continue their leadership role in the field, bringing state of the art technological enhancements and innovative thinking to improve modeling and simulation’s capability to support joint experimentation, training and current operations.

The award, issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Orlando, FL, has a five year period of performance.

Joe Owen, Alion Senior Vice President, said that the work performed under this contract can help to better prepare US forces for evolving challenges. "Our military subject matter experts can provide the operational direction and our technical team the technology needed to improve the current training and simulations for joint operations. This award expands Alion current effort within JFCOM. We are looking forward to leading the development of these technologies and working with our team of partners," Owen said.

Mr. Jim Blank, the Joint Forces Command Experimentation Engineering Department spokesman, noted "This award brings together an already great modeling and simulation team into one contract and provides us greater flexibility to adapt to changing needs. We are able to address the warfighters’ future needs today in an incredibly realistic environment."

The majority of the work for the contract will be completed in Suffolk, VA by Alion and their team, which includes Science Applications International Corporation, Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support, L3 Communications - Titan Corporation, Koam Engineering Systems, Nakuru, Soar Technology, Geo Spatial Technologies, Inc. and Toyon Research Corporation.


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