Alion Opens System Sustainment Center in Support of NSWC Crane Division

MCLEAN, Va. — Alion Science and Technology has opened a system sustainment center supporting the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), the company announced in a release.

By combining its current facilities footprint in Odon, Indiana, Alion has created a 57,000-square-foot campus that provides research, development, production and sustainment of advanced weapons systems, soldier-carried systems, electronic warfare (EW) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.

Alion’s WestGate facilities recently obtained ISO:9001 and AS9100 certifications and house a series of laboratories for design and integration of hardware, firmware and software for secure radar, EW, communications and processing systems.

Alion recently added a complete prototyping/fabrication capability and an on-site light electronics and cable assembly laboratory to reduce schedule dependencies. The company also is adapting new technology — like artificial intelligence — to solve challenging problems including cyber-resilient mission processors and autonomous system payloads.

“We are proud to offer this innovative one-stop system sustainment center to support NSWC-Crane,” said Dino Cencetti, vice president of ISR systems and sensors operations for Alion.

“This provides our fighting forces with a competitive edge by bringing all these capabilities together to create a center that can rapidly respond to today’s needs and invest in the future of NSWC-Crane. Alion has been supporting NSWC for over 10 years providing new equipment design, redesign for obsolescence and technology insertion bringing new technology to the warfighter.”