McLean company lands $896M Navy contract
Alion Science and Technology Corp. to work on virtual training platform
The U.S. Navy awarded McLean-based defense contractor Alion Science and Technology Corp. an $896 million contract to provide an integrated program to deliver a multidomain live, virtual and constructive training platform.
The contract was awarded through the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) SeaPort-NxG multiple award contract, with a one-year base period and four option years. It covers operations and maintenance support services to the naval training enterprise.
Alion has worked with the Navy on training missions for 20 years through the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) and designing, developing and operating the Navy Enterprise Tactical Training Network, Alion Chairman and CEO Steve Schorer said in a statement.
“We understand the critical role training has in continuing to ready the Navy for multidomain and all-domain warfare,” Schorer said in a statement. “Alion is committed to seamless integration, management and enhancement of the Navy’s training environment to ensure battle readiness. This most recent contract award highlights the tremendous momentum the company has towards providing the best innovative technical solutions to support our customer’s missions.”
Under the contract, Alion will also integrate the Southern California Offshore Range and the Navy Combined Tactical Training Range into the Navy Continuous Training Environment.
“The Alion team’s combined expertise in modeling and simulation, engineering and systems integration, along with its long history of event and experimentation support to the Navy, ensures the latest, most advanced technology and innovations are applied to the Navy’s LVC training environment,” Alion Operations Vice President Glenn Goodman said in a statement. “It is imperative that training environments and solutions excel at providing real world training for our warfighters, and Alion is dedicated to that mission.”
Alion was founded in 2002 and 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.