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Alion Awarded Air Force Contract Worth $5M to Evaluate Effects of Human Performance on Weapon Systems

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Alion Awarded Air Force Contract Worth $5M to Evaluate Effects of Human Performance on Weapon Systems

Alion Awarded Air Force Contract Worth $5M to Evaluate Effects of Human Performance on Weapon Systems

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions provider, has been awarded a contract valued at $5 million to support the Air Force 711th Human Performance Wing/Human Performance Integration Directorate for the evaluation of human performance factors on Air Force weapon systems.

The work, which falls under the Alion-operated Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) contract, includes analyzing human performance on weapon system ability and readiness through the Air Force’s Human Systems Integration (HSI) program. HSI takes a human-centric approach to system design and acquisition to reduce lifecycle costs and optimize system performance. Alion’s work will help the Air Force measure performance and improve weapon systems.

Under the contract, Alion will provide HSI expertise, human performance modeling, systems engineering and analysis of human-machine interfaces. This will ensure that the warfighter is an integral part of weapon system design, integration, operation and performance.

“Alion’s specialized work will support the Air Force in development, application and documentation of new HSI tools and techniques,” stated Sue Archer, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Operational Solutions Group. “The results will help the Air Force identify how HSI impacts weapon system capability, weapon system readiness and lifecycle costs.”

The period of performance runs through May 2011. The work is sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, ATTN: DTIC-AI, 8723 John J. Kingman Rd., Ste 0944, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5218.

DTIC serves the Department of Defense (DoD) community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information available today. For more than 60 years, DTIC has provided the warfighter and researchers, scientists, engineers, laboratories and universities timely access to more than 2 million publications covering more than 250 subject areas. Its mission supports the nation's warfighter.

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 and marine engineering. Based in McLean, Va., Alion has 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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