Unmanned Systems

Navy awards contract for unmanned tech prototype

Alion Science and Technology has received a potential five-year, $73 million contract to help the Navy develop, integrate and test prototype technologies for use on unmanned platforms and weapons.

McLean, Virginia-based Alion was the lone bidder for the contract with an initial base year worth $13 million, the Defense Department said in its Thursday contracts digest.

The Navy sought Alion’s help to build prototype tools for current and future unmanned vehicles, weapons and weapons control systems.

Missions within the scope of the contract include:

  • Mine warfare
  • Amphibious warfare
  • Surface warfare
  • Diving and life support
  • Coastal and underwater intelligence
  • Surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Littoral and riverine environments

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