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Alion Awarded $24M Naval Contract to Support Virtual Training for Anti-Submarine Warfare

Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been awarded a $24 million contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to design, build and maintain Live, Virtual, Constructive Modeling and Simulation (LVCMS) Anti-Submarine Warfare Virtual At-Sea Training (ASW VAST) and simulation systems.

Alion will further develop and maintain existing ASW VAST training and simulation systems and will also design and develop new systems that utilize evolving LVC technologies. The systems are small footprint, easily deployable, computer-based trainers that support integrated and coordinated ASW tactical training, as well as Anti-Access Area-Denial and cyber warfare training.

“Under this five-year contract, Alion will continue to the deliver innovative training solutions as we did under the LVCMS ASW VAST’s predecessor contract, the Mission Rehearsal Tactical Team Trainer,” explained Terri Spoonhour, Alion Senior Vice President and Distributed Simulation Group Manager. “We are excited to assist the Navy in developing low-cost, high-fidelity training systems, solutions that are designed to support integrated training for both tactical and engineering personnel.”

Alion is an incumbent contractor and has been a principal developer and integrator of most of the ASW VAST family of systems since their inception, including the P-3 Aircrew Tactical Team Trainer (PACT3), the Virtual Maintenance Performance Aid (VMPA) and the Common Distributed Mission Training Station (CDMTS).

NAWCTSD, Orlando, Fla., provides complete training solutions, including requirements analysis, design, development and full life-cycle support.

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology 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 employee-owners are located at offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, visit

This press release contains information about management’s view of Alion’s future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risk factors and uncertainties discussed in documents periodically filed by Alion with the SEC. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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