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Alion to support Army CECOM

MCLEAN, Va., May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded a subcontract to Alion Science and Technology to join a team supporting the Communications and Electronics Command.

U.S. company Alion will join a team led by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems. Under the approximately $9 million subcontract, Alion will provide support for the Army Communications and Electronics Command's Network Planning Terminal.

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The terminal was developed to provide the U.S. military with battlefield spectrum management, among other planning and engineering requirements. Officials said Alion will provide software engineering and life cycle support services as the Network Planning Terminal transitions into a Web-based system.

"With the military's migration toward net-centric operations, Alion is helping transform many NPT functions into Web services," Sue Archer, Alion senior vice president and manager of the Operational Solutions Group, said in a statement.

"As a result, battlefield network managers using NPT can effectively reduce the time needed to achieve an operational communications network, optimize spectrum usage and minimize interference."

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