Alion Awarded Contract Valued at up to $128M for Acquisition and Design Support of Navy’s CG(X)

Technology Solutions Company to Manage all Business Functions for Development of Next Generation Surface Combatant Ship

McLean, VA – October 09, 2008 – Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, announced that it has been awarded a contract to support the Navy in managing the design and acquisition of the Navy’s next generation Guided Missile Cruiser, CG(X). The award, a delivery order under the NAVSEA SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) contract, has a potential value of $127.8 million over five years. The base year value is approximately $18.6 million.

CG(X) will be a highly capable major surface combatant tailored for joint air and missile defense and joint air control operations providing airspace dominance and protection to Joint forces operating in the Seabase. CG(X) will replace the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, CG 47 class AEGIS cruisers and improve the Fleet’s air and missile defense capabilities against advancing threats, particularly ballistic missiles.

“Developing a ship of this complexity and utility calls for a support team with significant depth of experience in acquisition, program management, mission and ship systems integration, and ship design,” said Vice Adm. Scott Fry (USN, Ret.), Alion Sector Senior Vice President. “We have that team in place, and we’re proud that we can help the Navy’s CG(X) program office, PMS 502, engineer and deliver a solution designed to make our fleet more responsive and effective."

Fry added that this is the first new shipbuilding program awarded to Alion that calls on the fully integrated capabilities of John J. McMullen Associates (JJMA) and assets of Anteon Corporation, which were both acquired by Alion in the past three years. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to provide our combined naval architecture and major defense acquisition expertise in support of this vital program to provide the next generation combatant to our surface warriors.”

Work will be performed primarily in the Washington, D.C. area and will be supported by business units throughout Alion.

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