Alion opens new facility to support NAVAIR
On November 25, Alion Science and Technology held an open house to celebrate the opening of its new Prototyping, Integration, and Acquisition Center supporting the Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) Command at Patuxent River (PAX River).
“We have steadily increased our footprint in PAX River. With the growing demand for Alion’s ISR sensors and platform integration, force protection ISR, and PED analytics and automation, this expansion enables us to scale up to meet increasing demands for our technology solutions. We started with about 400 sq. ft. of space 3 years ago. Since then we expanded to 5,284 sq. ft. to house our program and administrative support staff, and added a 20,000 sq. ft. integration facility to support current NAVAIR requirements,” said Alan Dietrich, Alion senior vice president and general manager. “We plan to add an additional 11,000 sq. ft. of space within the next 12 months for a total 37,000 sq. ft. of administrative and integration space.”
This one-day event featured tours of the facility, briefings and hands-on technology demonstrations by Alion Engineering Teams and Subject Matter Experts in Artificial Intelligence; Platform Integration; Electronic Warfare; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Big Data Platform; and Cyber.