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Alion Awarded $20M Office of Naval Research Contract.

Technology solutions company to research advanced power systems, platform survivability and advanced platform concepts

MCLEAN, Va. -- Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, today announced it was awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Sea Warfare and Weapons Department, Ships Systems and Engineering Division. Under the contract, Alion will provide technical, engineering and program management expertise to support advanced naval power systems, platform survivability and advanced platform concepts.

The contract was awarded after a re-compete of a contract Alion has held for ten years. The new contract covers one base year and four option years and could be worth up to $20M.

"Alion is supporting the advanced technology that goes into next-generation Navy ships and submarines. ONR investigates new ideas for the entire Navy, and Alion's task will be to help ONR take these advanced concepts that have been demonstrated on a small scale and transition them to real-world technologies for use by Navy personnel," commented Vice Admiral Scott Fry, USN (ret), Alion Sector Senior Vice President and Manager of the Engineering and Integration Solutions Sector. "Alion's expertise in critical areas of naval engineering will support ONR as it develops cutting-edge technologies that can meet the evolving warfighting requirements of the 21st century."

Alion will work on electrical systems, fuel cells, advanced electrical machinery and high-efficiency thermo-electric concepts for use on ships and submarines. Alion will also provide subject matter experts to support the development of next-generation electric motors for ship propulsion on the Navy's newest, most advanced ships.

Alion will also focus on platform "signatures," or how the enemy detects ships -- i.e., through acoustics, electromagnetics or radar imaging. Signature management plays a crucial part in the overall design of "stealthy" naval platforms.

Alion's team will approach survivability through enhanced hull design, intelligent automated systems and applications of computational mechanics. Alion's advanced platform concepts research will include hydrodynamics, structures, reliability, design, damaged ship performance, prototype craft and unmanned sea surface vehicles.

Alion will provide a one-stop-shop for the ONR, saving time and resources in the technical analysis and execution of programs associated with developing superior warfighting capabilities for surface and subsurface platforms at reduced costs.

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology (pronounced: ah-LYE-un) is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or visit Alion online at www.alionscience.com.

This press release contains information about management's view of Alion's future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risk factors and uncertainties discussed in documents periodically filed by Alion with the SEC. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
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