MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Alion Science and Technology has received a $24 million U.S. Navy contract to support the development of unmanned and automated weapon systems.
The contract for technology development, integration and evaluation expertise was given by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division and has a performance period through September 2015.
"The capabilities and prototype systems produced by Alion will be used by the Navy and other homeland security-focused agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, joint services and Department of Homeland Security," said Terri Spoonhour, group senior vice president and manager of the Distributed Simulation Group.
"These technologies comprise configurations operating from several types of weapons platforms and other vehicles -- such as Navy warships and experimental boats, explosive ordnance disposal operating craft and various other craft as well as shore-based facilities."
The work was awarded under the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center contract, the company said.