Alion has been awarded a contract from the US Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane, Indiana’s mission to equip soldiers with the latest weapon systems and sensors.

Under the $34m contract, the company will support the NSWC Crane’s Platform and Launch Systems Division (GXP) with professional engineering, configuration management, data management, project management and quality assurance services.

The five-year IDIQ contract involves the provision of a range of services to two GXP units, including polymer engineering and underwater sensor branch (GXPS) and logistics branch (GXPQ).

"We believe our capabilities are a good fit to help GXP meet their objectives."

Alion Integration Solutions Group senior vice-president and manager Greg Bryant said: "We believe our capabilities are a good fit to help GXP meet their objectives, and the relationships we share with NSWC Crane’s stakeholders and customers provide us with the insight to support their goals.

"We are committed to GXP’s success, and with this contract we can enhance existing programmes while reducing the risk of developing and implementing new solutions."

Work under the contract includes software and design engineering, acquisition, development, production, test and evaluation, integrated logistics support, reliability, and maintenance and sustainment functions for range of navy platforms, launch and missile systems, undersea sensors and polymer engineered products.

Alion will also be responsible for the provision of associated support and test equipment for the systems.

The company has collaborated with Advanced Automated (AAC), Claxton Logistics Services, Logis-Tech, McKean Defense Group and Rite Solutions.

Defence Technology