US-based defence contractor Alion Science and Technology has secured a new $75m contract to support all Navy Minotaur software platforms for key naval commands.

Under the contract, the company will support research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) of all Navy Minotaur software platforms for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) an Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane.

The agreement was awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle.

Alion senior vice-president and general manager Alan Dietrich said: “Alion’s vast knowledge and thorough understanding of the Navy’s sensor requirements and systems engineering, data fusion techniques, and AI/ML expertise, will accelerate Minotaur capability integration into current and future platforms.

“Our expertise in developing and integrating ISR, EW, sensors, cyber, and AI to seamlessly address critical national priorities is driven by our desire to advance technology and innovation to respond to rapidly changing needs.”

Based in the Washington, DC, metro area, Alion focuses on the development of next generation advanced systems for use in navy, DoD and DHS platforms.

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It includes providing multi-function active sensor radars, mission management systems, and airborne mission processors.

Earlier this year, the company won a $248m navy contract for the development of advanced warrior training.

The Alion services will help in the development of improved training architecture and systems for advanced warfighter training at various fleet warfighting and training commands.