Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation's integrated systems sector has received a $33 million not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three low-rate initial production vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle air vehicle units. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $5.1 billion, seven-year, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract award for detail design and construction of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The company's shipbuilding sector will perform the work, which includes ship construction, ship design activities, engineering services, procurement of materials and hardware to support construction, and logistics activities.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation will develop and demonstrate the ability of the rapid eye program to deliver a persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability anywhere on the globe through the use of a launch system and the ability to remain on-station until relieved or the mission is completed. This program is through a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for $7.5 million. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation is receiving a $125.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for the full rate production of nine AN/ALQ-218 tactical jamming system receivers (TJSR), a component of the EA-6B airborne electronic attack aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will supply integrated navigation systems for two new large amphibious ships to be built for the Australian Navy under an $8.4 million contract. Sperry Marine will provide a state-of-the-art suite of navigation systems and sensors for two new Canberra-class LHDs. The contract also includes engineering and technical support for configuration, installation, commissioning, a land-based test site and sea trials.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a contract to supply high-accuracy inertial navigation systems for four new maritime action ships that are being built for the Spanish navy. The contract is valued at more than $1.5 million and was awarded by Navantia to Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, sole-source contract from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center for engineering and technical services to support NASA's use of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for scientific research. The contract has a value of up to $25 million. Northrop Grumman's technical assistance will include analysis, design support for unique systems, simulations, software development and engineering, and operational and manufacturing support.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $69 million delivery order to provide advanced technologies and systems for protecting military troops, facilities and assets at forward-operating bases throughout the U.S. Central Command. Under the order, Northrop Grumman's missions systems sector will provide detection, assessment and surveillance capabilities for the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps.
Northrop Grumman Corporation will upgrade an E-2C airborne early warning and control aircraft for the Egypt E-2C foreign military sales program in a $38 million contract awarded by the U.S. Navy. The aircraft will be refurbished and upgraded to the Hawkeye 2000 configuration and will include upgrades to the radar, mission computers, tactical mission system displays and navigation system.
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and Raytheon Company have received a $41 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee type task order for sensors technology automated recognition. The companies will develop technologies in a wide range of application areas to continue to advance the technical improvements to warfighters.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and demonstrate an ultra high-capacity hybrid thermal ground plane needed to overcome heat-related challenges in semiconductors employed in electronic systems. The $1.7 million, 18-month, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is for the first phase of the three-phase DARPA program.
Northrop Grumman's third-generation LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) system has been selected by the Portuguese Air Force for its F-16 advanced targeting pod upgrade program. The LITENING AT system is a self-centered, multi-sensor weapon aiming system that enables fighter pilots to detect, acquire, auto-track and identify targets for highly accurate delivery of both conventional and precision-guided weapons.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a $74.6 million contract to provide 21 ALQ-135M electronic combat systems for the Republic of Korea Air Force's F-15K aircraft. The AN/ALQ-135M is a fully automatic, internally-mounted electronic combat system that prioritizes, manages and defeats multiple threats simultaneously.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a three-year, $5.2 million contract by the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop and demonstrate a signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload for use on an unmanned aerial vehicle under the Warfighter's Tactical SIGINT Resource program. Northrop Grumman will develop a low-cost, lightweight, plug-and-play SIGINT sensor package that requires minimal power.
Northrop Grumman has been selected by the U.S. Navy to develop the Next Generation Command and Control Processor (NGC2P). The contract has a potential value of $218 million if all the options are exercised. The NGC2P system is a tactical data link communication processor that provides warfighters with critical real-time information about friendly and enemy activity during combat operations.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to provide eight Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator systems to support the electronic warfare self-defense ground station of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company A400M transport aircraft. The $28.2 million contract allows Northrop Grumman's technology to assist in ground mission support capabilities and to underpin the effectiveness of the defensive aids systems suite during missions.
The U.S. Air Force is modifying a fixed price incentive firm contract with Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems. The contract, not to exceed $324,600,000, will provide two RQ-4B Block 301 Global Hawk air vehicles, three RQ-4B Block 40 air vehicles with MP-RTIP sensor, one launch and recovery element with associated equipment, an option for four Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite sensor payloads, and other stipulations. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation has been awarded a cost plus fix fee contract of $20,842,119 from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to develop and mature critical technologies required to enable airborne stand-off electronic attack, including low band, high-power transmitting phased arrays; mid-band high-power transmitting arrays; and advanced exciters.