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Alion Awarded Contract to Manage Former Air Force Research Lab in Mesa

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Alion Awarded Contract to Manage Former Air Force Research Lab in Mesa

Alion Awarded Contract to Manage Former Air Force Research Lab in Mesa

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, has won a five-year contract with the city of Mesa, Arizona to manage and promote the former Air Force Research Lab facility as a city-owned Technology Center of Excellence.

“The award represents the first steps in developing a true national center of excellence for aerospace technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles”

Alion will provide facility management and business attraction services to the city of Mesa in order to preserve, promote and expand aerospace, defense and homeland security research and development. The 80,000-square-foot facility includes an adjacent airstrip plus laboratory and office space to accommodate more than 200 scientists, engineers and technicians.

“This award gives Alion a substantial presence in a geographically strategic area where we can advance the needs of the Mesa government, work closely with Arizona State University and be recognized as the provider of choice for integration, modeling and simulation, test and evaluation services and lab operations,” said Rear Adm. Richard E. Brooks (USN, Ret.), Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group.

“From the U.S. Customs and the Border Patrol to the Department of Defense, technology demands are rapidly increasing in the Southwest. It’s a vibrant region with expanding needs for capabilities and facilities that can foster innovation,” Brooks added. “Alion is proud that we can be the cornerstone of this next wave of ingenuity for national and homeland defense.”

“The award represents the first steps in developing a true national center of excellence for aerospace technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles,” Brooks explained.

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering scientific, research and development and technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 75 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; modeling & simulation; technology integration; information technology and wireless communications; and energy & environmental sciences. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 703.918.4480 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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