Enabling Technologies for the US Navy Next-Generation UUVs Will Be Provided by Alion

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Enabling technologies for the U.S. Navy next-generation UUVs (Unmanned Undersea Vehicles) will be provided by the headquartered in McLean, Northern Virginia company Alion Science and Technology under a multiple award contract (MAC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ). The contract was awarded by the Department of Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

Read more: The MQ-25 of Boeing for the US Navy Will Be Equipped with Rolls-Royce Engines
Read more: Boeing Receives a $805 million MQ-25 Contract from the US Navy

Under the contract the company will develop, build, and support the U.S. Navy UUV Family of Systems (FoS). The scope of the contract involves systems and subsystems needed for supporting the advancement of UUV FoS, both current and any future UUV systems and subsystems. The value of the is contract $794M. That amount includes all option years.

The Senior Vice President of Alion Vince Stammetti said, “The ability to deploy unmanned vehicles with sensors that can covertly survey a contested environment and detect threats sooner, will provide the host platform an advanced situational awareness that increases the effectiveness of their tactical decision making with less risk to fleet personnel. In addition, the relatively low cost of a UUV as compared to the cost of building a ship, provides the Navy a low cost, force multiplier alternative. Under the FoS contract, the Navy has tasked industry to use their imagination to find even more ways to use them to increase capabilities.”

The purposes for which the UUVs can be used vary a lot and include search, detection and classification, weapon targeting and placement, undersea warfare training, and countermeasures, communications, mapping, intelligence collection, component integration, servicing and recovery, special warfare support, surveillance and other related activities.

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology is headquartered in McLean, Northern Virginia, the USA, just outside of Washington, D.C. The Company designs and delivers engineering solutions in the fields of ISR Technology, LVC Training, modernization and sustainment, networks and software, systems engineering and integration, and weapons platforms. Alion is ISO 9001:2008 certified and maintains CMMI Level 3-appraised development facilities.

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter.

Source: ALION