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
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.
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