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Battlefield Airborne Communications Node

Northrop Brings Home BACN Funds

December 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems Incorporated, of San Diego, California, is being awarded a $47,176,105 firm fixed price contract for the purchase and integration of two Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads on two Global Hawk Block 20 aircraft. These two Global Hawks, designated AF-11 and AF-13, will be provided to Northrop Grumman as government furnished property, then Northrop Grumman will integrate the BACN payload into these two Global Hawk Block 20 aircraft. The contracting activity is the Air Force Material Command, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

Battlefield Node Brings Home Bacon for Northrop

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman System Corporation, Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded about $18 million for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10, serial number 9001, and the two engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease in support of overseas contingency operations under contract. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and for the maintenance of the leased aircraft. Purchase of this aircraft by the government will allow for extension of operations on a more economic basis. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Extends Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Contract

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Systems, San Diego, California, was awarded a $34 million contract modification, which will provide for an extension on the maintenance and support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload in support of overseas contingency operations. Electronic Systems Command/Airborne Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

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