Multiple Countries Procure P-8A Electronic Warfare Components
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded a $14,259,233 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management System, along with technical data in support of the P-8A aircraft. This contract includes 38 ALQ-213 tactical threat displays for the Navy (27) and the governments of United Kingdom (3); and Australia (8), 38 ALQ-213 early warning management units for Navy (27); and governments of United Kingdom (3); and Australia (8), 39 OMNI blade antenna for Navy (29); and governments of United Kingdom (2); and Australia (8), 38 ALQ-213 tactical data unit for Navy (27); and governments of United Kingdom (3); and Australia (8), and 38 ALQ-213 tactical data cartridge for Navy (27); and governments of United Kingdom (3); and Australia (8). In addition, this contract provides for component and system level software and hardware integration and testing prior to system delivery. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (95 percent); Seattle, Washington (2 percent); Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (0.5 percent); Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington (0.5 percent); Lossimouth, Scotland (1 percent); and Edinburgh, Australia (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2020. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy); cooperative program; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $14,259,233 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines the purchases for the Navy ($10,030,586; 70 percent); and the governments of Australia ($3,080,950; 22 percent); and United Kingdom ($1,147,697; 8 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-17-C-0218).