Navy training simulation program to get research assistance

Alion to troubleshoot platforms used for anti-submarine warfare training

Alion Science and Technology Corp. has won a $7 million contract to provide research and development for a Navy combat training system.

The McLean, Va., employee-owned technology company will assist the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in solving several problems associated with stimulating airborne anti-submarine warfare platforms and training environments.

Working with the Improved Live Virtual Constructive Integration research program, Alion will develop prototype computer interface technologies – known as Live Platform Integration – for surface ship, submarine and aircraft platforms.

The research is designed to improve training by devising a series of methods that will create synthetic threat scenarios in warfighters’ sensor and combat systems, company officials said.

Alion also will provide the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division with virtual training technology integration and the development of advanced constructive technologies.

“The improvements will provide the Warfighter with a more complete set of tools with which to conduct training operations.,” said retired Rear Adm. Richard Brooks, Alion senior vice president and manager of the Distributed Simulation Group.

The performance period runs from July 23, 2009 to Nov. 30, 2012.

Alion won a $49 million Navy contract last month to support modeling and simulation services at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division is the Navy’s principal source for a full range of training products and services, including requirements analysis, design, development and full life cycle support.


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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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