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Northrop Grumman Receives Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Contract

September 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $42,999,820 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for a five-month extension of the operation and support of the aircraft E-11A, serial numbers 11-9355 and 11-9358, modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman, and for the maintenance of modified aircraft. It also provides an option to re-paint the two aircraft to Air Force specifications. Electronic Systems Center, Airborne Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.