Alion Acquires Carmel Applied Technologies

MCLEAN, Va., 28 February 2005. Alion Science and Technology announced today that it has acquired Carmel Applied Technologies, Inc. (CATI).

MCLEAN, Va., 28 February 2005. Alion Science and Technology announced today that it has acquired Carmel Applied Technologies, Inc. (CATI).

CATI, based in Seaside, Calif., provides development and integration of systems to produce 3-D visuals for flight simulators. Alion is an employee-owned technology solutions company primarily serving the U.S. Department of Defense. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition is designed to add to Alion's already robust modeling and simulation resources. CATI's XIG image generation software provides customers with an OpenFlight and OpenGL compliant image generation system that is capable of providing real-time visual and sensor displays of the outside environment. The technology uses databases created from U.S. government geographic data and realistic models of land, water, buildings, roadways and sky.

"CATI's X-IG software is recognized as an industry leader," said Alion's chairman and CEO, Bahman Atefi. "It is in current use by the Department of Defense and meshes perfectly with our current modeling and simulation solutions. The technology and expertise can help us expand our presence in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and civilian aviation."

"This acquisition will be a turning point for CATI's X-IG software," said Robert Hayner, president of CATI. "Our 3D modeling and simulation will work well as an addition to Alion's already extensive work in this arena."

CATI will become part of Alion's Strategic Operations Group within the Defense Operations Integration Sector.

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned research and development company providing technology services to the Department of Defense, other government agencies, and commercial customers. Building on almost 70 years of experience, Alion employee-owners provide expertise in defense operations; modeling and simulation; information technology; wireless communication; industrial technology solutions; chemical, biological and explosive science; and nuclear engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion supports our customers' needs at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, see www.alionscience.com.

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