Alion Awarded AMMTIAC Task Order Worth $2M for Naval Shock and Vibration Engineering Design and Testing

Technology Solutions Company to Evaluate and Test Systems for DDG 1000 Ships

McLean, VA – December 1, 2008 – Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions provider, has been awarded a task order with a value of nearly $2 million to provide technical expertise on shock and vibration testing and design for the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC).

The three-year contract was awarded under the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center (AMMTIAC) contract. Alion will conduct underwater explosion shock and vibration testing for Navy ship programs such as DDG 1000. This includes supplying subject matter expertise in establishing, implementing, monitoring and enforcing shock and vibration requirements related to ongoing ship design and construction programs that NSWC supports. DDG 1000 is the first in a class of the U.S. Navy's multi-mission surface combatants tailored for the littoral, air and subsurface warfare.

“Alion’s subject matter expertise and test capabilities will assist NSWC to support the DDG 1000 program within budget and on schedule, helping to make the new DDG 1000 ship an affordable, survivable and critical asset to the nation's defense systems,” said Kevin Lees, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Acquisition Programs Management Group. “Modeling and simulation and engineering support will predict response to shock and vibration environments, including shock that comes from an underwater explosion or mine, to enable the warfighter to be stronger and more secure.”

The NSWC is responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for surface ship and submarine hull mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems, surface warfare systems, surface ship combat systems, ordnance, mines, amphibious warfare systems, mine countermeasures, special warfare systems and strategic systems.

The period of performance runs through September 1, 2011.

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