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Alion Awarded $48.5 Million Joint Warfare Simulation Contract; Technology solutions firm to provide technologies to improve US Joint Forces Command's training and experimentation
[March 20, 2006]

Alion Awarded $48.5 Million Joint Warfare Simulation Contract; Technology solutions firm to provide technologies to improve US Joint Forces Command's training and experimentation

MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)-- March 20, 2006 -- Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract valued up to $48.5 million to provide Modeling and Simulation (M&S) state of the art technologies to enhance joint experimentation at the US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM).

Under the award, the Alion team will conduct research and development in critical technical areas for future experimentation and for today's warfighter. These areas include individual and small unit infantry training, situational awareness capability, training technology for distributed and joint systems, sensor simulation technology, visual simulation technology, information management for M&S and simulation networking. Alion will continue their leadership role in the field, bringing state of the art technological enhancements and innovative thinking to improve modeling and simulation's capability to support joint experimentation, training and current operations.

The award, issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Orlando, FL, has a five year period of performance.

Joe Owen, Alion Senior Vice President, said that the work performed under this contract can help to better prepare US forces for evolving challenges. "Our military subject matter experts can provide the operational direction and our technical team the technology needed to improve the current training and simulations for joint operations. This award expands Alion current effort within JFCOM. We are looking forward to leading the development of these technologies and working with our team of partners," Owen said.

Mr. Jim Blank, the Joint Forces Command Experimentation Engineering Department spokesman, noted "This award brings together an already great modeling and simulation team into one contract and provides us greater flexibility to adapt to changing needs. We are able to address the warfighters' future needs today in an incredibly realistic environment."

The majority of the work for the contract will be completed in Suffolk, VA by Alion and their team, which includes Science Applications International Corporation, Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support, L3 Communications - Titan Corporation, Koam Engineering Systems, Nakuru, Soar Technology, Geo Spatial Technologies, Inc. and Toyon Research Corporation.

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology 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 almost 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 more than 2700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or visit Alion online at

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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