US-based defence contractor Alion Science and Technology has secured a $248m navy contract for the development of advanced warrior training.

The company noted that the contract is for the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), Integrating Architecture Development.

Alion Science and Technology senior vice-president and general manager Katie Selbe said: “Alion is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge software, simulations, networking and virtual technology that supports the navy’s tactical training environment.

“We are honoured to continue to provide world-class solutions to our mission partners. It is imperative that live and synthetic training environments excel at providing real-world mission rehearsal support for our warfighters.”

The company will provide test and engineering services in addition to research and development.

These services will help to develop and integrate new and improved training architecture and systems for advanced warfighter training at various fleet warfighting and training commands.

For advanced warfighter training, Alion’s focus will be on the development and integration of the NCTE Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) architecture and systems.

The DoD Information Analysis Center Program Management Office (DoD IAC PMO) provided material for the project, which is sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

The company’s contract has a performance period of 48 months.

Operating as a part of Defense Technical Information Center, the DoD IAC programme provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users.

It also serves the DoD Science & Technology (S&T) to drive technological developments.

In October 2018, Alion won a multiple-award contract (MAC) worth $794m from the US Department of Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport, Rhode Island for the development, construction and support of the unmanned undersea vehicle family of systems.