Alion to deliver surveillance and reconnaissance support for US Navy

23 September 2015 (Last Updated September 23rd, 2015 18:30)

Alion Science and Technology has secured an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane for the delivery of its surveillance and reconnaissance systems division (SRSD).

Alion Science and Technology has secured an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane for the delivery of its surveillance and reconnaissance systems division (SRSD).

Under this $49m contract, Alion will be responsible for the supply of rapid design, engineering, fabrication, and testing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) components and systems.

According to the company, troops seek ISR systems support for situational awareness, tactical communications and target tracking.

Alion senior vice-president and manager of the Technology Solutions Group Chris Amos said: "We are dedicated to NSWC Crane's implementation of ISR systems that better equip the navy for tomorrow's battle.

"Under this contract, we can help enhance systems, build software-defined radios and develop effective sensors to support the effort."

Deliveries will include components and systems in four technology areas, such as processing exploitation and dissemination (PED), mobile signals intelligence (SIGINT), sensitive site exploitation and persistent surveillance systems.

"We are dedicated to NSWC Crane's implementation of ISR systems that better equip the navy for tomorrow's battle."

Alion's deliveries are required to meet technology readiness level six maturity, which is a US Department of Defense standard that ensures the readiness of the technology.

Amos added: "We'll also produce models and short runs of actual products in each of the technology areas, giving warfighters the ability to evaluate working components and systems, quickly and cost-effectively."

In August, Aecom secured a task order to deliver engineering and technical support services to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division.

Valued at $45m, the contract covers the delivery of design, development, and engineering services for the production of the navy and marines' newest, most-advanced radar systems.