Army contracts Alion for training support

June 17, 2008 at 2:43 PM

MCLEAN, Va., June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Alion Science and Technology for training support on a new digital battle command system.

The three-year, $14 million contract is from the Fort Hood, Texas-based Army III Corps Battle Command Training Branch. Officials say Alion will support training initiatives with the digital battle command system as it develops, including policy, standards and technology guidance.

Alion's Battle Command Training Branch support also will include digital exercises that replicate combat zone operations along with scenarios that integrate modeling and simulation tools for unit training requirements.

"This contract will enable the Battle Command Training Branch to coordinate, synchronize and establish priorities for the fielding of simulations, for the integration of various simulation and command and control system tools and for strategic planning in the development of future simulations," Timer Keenan, Alion senior vice president and manager of the strategic operations group, said.

"We are excited for the opportunity to continue assisting the Army by bringing our technical engineering and integration expertise to this mission-critical program."

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