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Northrop Grumman to Develop Electronic Attack Technology

August 1, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a nearly $55 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the engineering, technical and programmatic support services for development of products within the Airborne Electronic Attack Integrated Product Team. Products include, EA-6B operational flight software, EA-6B unique planning component, and EA-18G operational flight software. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Port Mugu, California, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Provides Hawkeye Funding to Northrop Grumman

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a more than  $7 million contract modification for maintenance, manufacturing of parts, instrumentation and engineering support for the C-2, E-2, Advanced Hawkeye (E-2D), and applicable platforms associated with airborne early warning equipment, rotor dome and vapor cycle system. Additionally, supportability/safety studies on various highly specialized and uniquely configured E-2 and C-2 aircraft and weapon systems maintenance engineering and logistics services will be performed. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives More Than $1 Billion for Advanced Hawkeye

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, recently received two contract modifications for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft (AHE). One modification is valued at close to $761 million, the other at $34 million. The first award is for the manufacture and delivery of five low-rate initial production (LRIP), lot three aircraft, including associated non-recurring support. In addition, this modification provides for long lead materials and related support for five LRIP, lot four, E-2D AHE aircraft. The second modification definitizes the previously awarded modification for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye low-rate initial production, lot two, aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Pays $50 Million for DIME

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems of Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $50 million contract for sustainment of capabilities of the current order of battle functionality for the Modernized Integrated Data Base (MIDB) Enterprise (DIME), including operational support to all elements of order of battle and related data production, dissemination and maintenance in support of warfighter operations and theater/national production in currently fielded and future baselines through the period of performance of this effort. The contractor will also improve the MIDB enterprise's capabilities for the DIME. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York.

Northrop to Equip E-11A with Battlefield Communications Node

July 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $20 million, four-month contract extension for the operation and support of aircraft E-11A, serial number 1-900, modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. This contract also provides for the operations and maintenance of the BACN payload and for the maintenance of the modified aircraft. Electronic Systems Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Design Weapon System Processor

June 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Clearfield, Utah, is being awarded an approximate $11 million contract modification to design and test weapon system processor (WSP) hardware and software changes that preclude generation of a continuous signal on the command transmit lines. The company also will design and develope material change to the WSP to ensure circuit cards are correctly installed and remain fully seated during transportation and when installed in the Launch Control Center operational and training environment. The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

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.

Northrop Receives Global Hawk Funds

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $7 million contract modification for advance procurement long lead items associated with two Block 30 and two Block 40 Global Hawk air vehicles; two in-line Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload; two Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program sensors; two in-line EISS sensors; and other items and activities required to protect the production schedule for Lot 10. One firm was solicited and one firm submitted a proposal. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Airborne Signals Intelligence Contract

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Missions Systems Corporation, San Jose, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification to continue technical support and additional testing using two Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) 1C sensors; buy replacement ASIP 1C assets; design and build one set of flight line MQ-9 emulator support equipment assets; and support the government program office that is designating and building shipping containers for the ASIP 2C pod, cradle and test stand. One firm was solicited and one firm submitted a proposal. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Keep Global Hawk Development Program Operating

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $22 million contract modification and a more than $13 million modification. The first is for: software maintenance, covering the tasks necessary for the contractor to maintain and support software for air vehicle, ground and support segments; and flight test, covering the tasks necessary for the Global Hawk (GH) system integrator (prime contractor) to participate in planning, provisioning, conducting, analyzing, and documenting an integrated GH Combined Development/Operational Flight Test Program. These tasks provide the software maintenance and flight test to keep the development program operating. The second if for the infrastructure portion of the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) block load effort, which provides for the necessary tasks that allow the contractor to manage the day-to-day EMD contract operations of the Global Hawk weapon system including air vehicle, ground segment, and support segment. These tasks provide the infrastructure necessary to keep the developmental program operational. They are not directly tied to any one specific developmental capability. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity

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