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Alion Honored for Navy Simulator

Alion has been honored with the 2010 National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Modeling and Simulation in the “Training” category, for the firm’s work on a Navy simulator.

According to the firm, “the award was presented at the annual NTSA Leadership Reception & Executive Dinner held on Nov. 30, 2010 in conjunction with the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).”

The Damage Control Trainer, developed along with Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) BBN Technologies, to help Navy recruits train for a number of tasks that occur during deployment.

“This second award for the Damage Control Trainer reinforces our belief that a well-designed game can provide measurable results in the real world, ” said Richard Brooks, senior VP and manager of Alion’s Distributed Solutions Group. “Designing an effective game requires more than exciting graphics. It has to engage the user while teaching skills in such a way that those lessons are retained. The Damage Control Trainer is helping prepare recruits for real-life situations, and that can mean much lower risk to both the sailors and the fleet.”

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