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.
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.
General Dynamics' wholly owned subsidiary, Electric Boats, and its teammate, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, have been awarded a contract valued at $14 billion by the U.S. Navy for the construction of eight Virginia-class submarines.
Northrop Grumman Missile Systems and the U.S. Air Force are modifying a cost-plus-award-fee contract for $25 million. This action will extend the baseline contract to accommodate Global Hawk flight testing.
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.