Northrop to Test Nuclear Missile Software
Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $99,120,000 requirements type contract for nuclear safety cross check analysis, performance analysis and technical evaluation and independent validation and verification. Contractor will provide independent testing and evaluation of developer's software and hardware for impacts on Minuteman III nuclear safety. Tests and evaluations are conducted to ensure that software meets approved specifications and nuclear safety requirements. It also ensures that software does not contain errors or deficiencies that could lead to violations of the Department of Defense nuclear weapon system safety standards. Work will be performed at El Segundo, California, and Layton, Utah, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with one offer received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8204-15-D-0001).