U.S. Navy Awards USD 73.2 Mln Maintenance and Modernization Contract to Alion

To help the U.S. Navy use capital resources wisely and extend the service life of ships, Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, will perform professional support services under a $73.2 million contract award.

Alion’s team of experts will provide engineering and technical support across the Navy and with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters. This support includes program management, engineering, logistics, training, lifecycle management and financial management for the Navy’s 185 surface ships. Alion will also oversee logistics support for naval ship overhauls in shipyards around the world.

The Alion team provides an experienced, well-integrated solution to help the Navy deliver overhauled ships on time, within budget and modernized to meet long-term performance expectations,” said Rod Riddick, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Acquisition Program Management Group. “Through better planning of shipyard availability periods, Alion is enabling the Navy to more efficiently maintain ships and further extend the fleet’s lifecycle.”

The period of performance runs Dec. 7, 2011 through Dec. 6, 2012.

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering scientific, research and development and technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 75 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; modeling & simulation; technology integration; information technology and wireless communications; and energy & environmental sciences. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, February 2, 2012; Image: alionscience

Posted on February 2, 2012