Alion to continue providing technical services for US NAVSEA 21

22 November 2018 (Last Updated November 22nd, 2018 13:35)

A US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 21 Omnibus extension contract has been awarded to Alion Science and Technology.

Alion to continue providing technical services for US NAVSEA 21
The US Navy’s coastal patrol surface ship USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) sails in open water. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released.

A US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 21 Omnibus extension contract has been awarded to Alion Science and Technology.

Valued at $74m, the 18-month agreement has been awarded under the US Navy’s Seaport-E multiple-award contract.

Under the agreement, the company will be responsible for delivering continuous technical services to NAVSEA 21 that would help support naval vessel maintenance and upgrade for in-service ships throughout their lifecycle.

The US Navy’s surface ship lifecycle maintenance management is built upon a complete, well-engineered integrated class maintenance plan (ICMP).

“Consistent with this critical and complex mission is a need for continued professional support services to assist government personnel.”

Alion Science and Technology senior vice-president Vince Stammetti said: “Consistent with this critical and complex mission is a need for continued professional support services to assist government personnel in efficiently, and effectively, delivering lifecycle maintenance and ultimately, warfighting capability to the fleet.”

The maintenance plan enables the planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE) process, increases maintenance productivity and attains surface ship expected service-life goals.

Seaport-E serves as the US Navy’s electronic platform that has been designed to acquire support services in 22 functional areas including engineering, financial management and programme management.

In October this year, Alion received a multiple-award indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract from the Department of Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island, for the development, construction and support of the US Navy’s unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) family of systems (FoSs).