Navy Awards Alion Science $145M DDG 51 Shipbuilding Program Support Contract

DDG51Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a potential five-year, $145 million contract to provide various support services to the U.S. Navy’s DDG 51 shipbuilding program.

The contract covers ship production planning and engineering, systems engineering, combat systems test engineering, post delivery planning, configuration and data management and logistics services,  Alion Science said Monday.

The company will perform work in Maine, Washington and Mississippi.

“With more than 60 active DDG 51 class ships and 14 more currently under contract, the DDG 51 class is an important part of the Navy’s fleet strategy, ” said John Carty, Alion senior vice president and group manager.

He added the company has supported fleet design and technology update efforts since the program’s inception.

DDG 51 destroyer ships are designed to perform anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions and equipped with Aegis ballistic missile defense system,  AN/SQQ-89 sonar,  25mm close-in weapon system and MK 38 self-defense guns and SLQ-32 or SEWIP electronics warfare system.

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