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Northrop to Provide Missile Warning System Sensors

October 24, 2012
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Electronic Systems Sector, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $14,868,396 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option to procure 90 sensors and associated technical data in support of the Advanced Threat Missile Warning System, a subsystem of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures System. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Remotec Unveils Next-Generation Robot

October 19, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Titus unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is smaller, lighter, faster and smarter than its predecessors in the Andros family of systems. Titus weighs 135 pounds and measures 27 inches long, 16 inches wide and 23 inches high. It retains the four-articulator design common to Andros vehicles and also features a unique operator control unit with a hybrid touch-screen and game system-style physical controls.
 
The Andros operating system provides greater information to the operator while easing user workload through more interactivity with intelligent payloads, such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear sensors. It also includes preset arm positions and the ability to more easily manipulate objects.
 
Titus was designed using a modular approach, which allows the robot to be adapted for a variety of mission scenarios. Removable articulators, wheels and tracks provide users with the capability to navigate passageways that are only 16 inches wide or race toward a threat at a top speed of 7.5 miles per hour. Industry standard interfaces such as Universal Serial Bus and Ethernet make it easier for users to maintain and upgrade Titus and to incorporate payloads and sensors.
 
The system was unveiled this week by Remotec Incorporated, Clinton, Tennessee, a Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary. Remotec is a Northrop Grumman subsidiary.

Northrop Grumman to Support Global Hawk Logistics

October 19, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $88 million cost plus fixed fee contract for logistics support for the RQ-4 Global Hawk fielded Block 30 weapon system. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

Northrop Supports Hawkeye Production

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $15,004,104 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for additional system engineering and software maintenance for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Low Rate Initial Production Lots 1 and 2 aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. 

Northrop to Integrate BACN onto E-11A Aircraft

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $33,074,969 contract modification for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload and supplemental type certificates integration capability on the E-11A S/N 9506 aircraft. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. 

Northrop Grumman to Provide Handheld Targeting Devices

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Apopka, Fla., was awarded a $9,245,586 firm-fixed-price contract for handheld precision targeting device systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

Radar Technology Insertion Contract Modified

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $10,708,998 contract modification for Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program radar system development and demonstration schedule extension. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Ship Interrogator Technology

September 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation for the fabrication, testing and delivery of AN/UPX-24(V) interrogator sets, the company has announced. Under the nearly $11.5 million follow-on production contract, Northrop Grumman will provide five AN/UPX-24(V) identification friend or foe (IFF) processor sets in an open-architecture configuration to enhance the situational awareness and threat identification capabilities of naval ships. As a core component of the AN/UPX-29(V) shipboard interrogator system, the AN/UPX-24(V) interrogator set is a major subsystem that provides a centralized identification system for ships by determining whether aircraft or ships equipped with IFF transponders are friendly or unknown forces.

DARPA's Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor Program Moves Forward

September 14, 2012
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $33,158,857 modification to a cost plus fixed fee contract. The Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor (ARMS), Multifunction RF program Phase II, will be the detailed design/build phase which aims for a tower demonstration of a controlled flight into terrain sensor and a multifunction sensor suite, and support of integration of radar data into the synthetic vision avionics backbone. This phase seeks to provide the detailed design of the multiple sub-array aperture based on the concepts developed in Phase 1. This phase will be accomplished by using the extensive set of existing Northrop Grumman RF design and aperture design infrastructure, as has been previously applied in the development of active electronically scanned array products for previous programs. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Provide IT Support in Korea

August 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $8,973,337 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of information technology services. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2015. Sixteen bids were solicited, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Korea, is the contracting activity.

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