Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $374 million cost-type contract award for construction preparation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CVN 79. The carrier, which has yet to be been named, is the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. The company's shipbuilding sector will perform the work, which includes design efforts, planning and the procurement of long lead-time material such as propulsion machinery.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Maine business unit has been selected to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for six fast patrol craft being built by Austal Shipyards in Australia for the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The IBS will be based on Sperry Marine's new generation VisionMaster FT technology. The scope of supply includes radars, electronic chart display and information system, high-speed autopilot, heading and speed sensors, echosounder, differential global positioning system (DGPS) receiver and voyage data recorder.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a contract for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) National Cyber Range (NCR), which will provide an environment to test and analyze new concepts and technologies to protect against modern cyberthreats.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract to deliver Next Generation Missile Warning Systems (NexGen MWS) as the latest upgrade to their Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system, which protects aircrews and high-value aircraft from shoulder-fired heat-seeking missiles.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract potentially valued at $68 million to design, integrate, install and test the U.S. Coast Guard's Nationwide Automatic Identification System (Nationwide AIS) core data exchange capability. This new capability will serve as the foundation for Nationwide AIS, which will enhance maritime security, marine and navigational safety, search and rescue efforts, and environmental protection.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received separate contracts, which have a combined value of approximately $13.3 million, to outfit U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E helicopters with the company's battle-proven Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system.
The U.S. Army Product Manager for Joint-Automatic Identification Technology, a part of the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has awarded the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-III contract to Savi, a Lockheed Martin company; Northrop Grumman Information Technology; Unisys; and Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC).
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a $5.1 million Foreign Military Sales contract to upgrade weather and navigation radar systems on Iraqi Air Force C-130 cargo aircraft.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a $15 million delivery order for the fifth year of a five-year contract to provide technical, logistics and material support for navigation systems installed on U.S. Navy ships and submarines. Under the contract, Sperry Marine will supply material management, configuration management and program management services for the AN/WSN-7 inertial navigation systems and the AN/BPS-15 and AN/BPS-16 submarine radar systems.
The Boeing Company has received a $3.7 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation to evaluate enhancements to communications security and replacements for data-storage media for the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. Boeing will continue to develop hardware and software for a proof-of-concept demonstration and to draft the program's requirements documentation.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a risk reduction study contract by the U.S. Air Force for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) Radar Modernization program. The $5.8 million study will look at risk reduction efforts involved in adapting the wide-area surveillance version of the MP-RTIP sensor, originally planned for the E-10A aircraft, for Joint STARS.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide an infrastructure system and commercial off-the-shelf solution for bed space, transportation and detainee location tracking that will significantly increase safety and security, reduce processing time, minimize network and cellular traffic and provide a common interface for DHS agents. The contract has a potential value of $44.35 million if all options are exercised.
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the 50th Space Wing supporting the Space Innovation and Development Center's Aerospace Fusion Center (AFC) at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the Rapid Prototyping, Integration and Development program. Under the new contract, Northrop Grumman will provide the AFC with operations and maintenance and research and development for the Space Awareness and Global Exploitation (SAGE) system, which is a state-of-the-art multi-sensor, multi-mission fusion engine that provides information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to many research and development users.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded two separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide navigation and weather radars and logistical support for the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard. The Northrop Grumman AN/APN-241 provides high-resolution ground maps, predictive windshear, accurate low-level navigation, unprecedented safety-of-flight measures and critical situational awareness, enabling precision aerial drops. The radar contract is valued at $33.4 million, while the contract for continued logistical support is valued at $9.9 million.
Northrop Grumman Information Technology is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $177 million. This effort will accomplish the delivery of Joint Enterprise Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Infrastructure (JEDI) software and DoDIIS Trusted Workstation (DTW) software.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $97 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Army to procure, modify and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aircraft; six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link, ground data link terminal sets; two sets of ground support equipment; and four sets of spare parts.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's European subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency for the provision of an integrated ground-air radio system providing VHF and UHF frequencies. The project involves the installation of three remotely controlled PAE T6 VHF and UHF multichannel radio systems for the air traffic control center at Warsaw and three remotely controlled PAE T6 VHF and UHF multichannel radio systems for the air traffic control center at Katowice.