Alion to furnish Navy with anti-submarine trainers

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will provide anti-submarine training systems to the Navy under a $37.9 million contract.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alion will provide integrated training systems for single-platform and integrated computer-based training, the Defense Department said Aug. 13.

The trainers will support a synthetic training environment and provide a continuous training capability that is interoperable, distributed and mobile, DOD said.

Alion develops synthetic natural environments to support 3-D visualization systems, according to the company's Web site. These environments use real world satellite data and other specific references to provide accuracy and realism during training.

Anti-submarine warfare involves the successful tracking and destruction of enemy submarines. It draws on a combination of sensor and weapons technologies, and also skilled training and experience. Various air, surface and underwater platforms are used in the effort.

The company will perform the work at the Naval Air Warfare Center's Training Systems Command in Orlando, Fla. The work is expected to be finished in August 2013.

Alion, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 31 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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