United Kingdom and Australia Procure Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $13,935,792 for modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0026) for procurement of additional hardware to integrate Navy large aircraft infrared countermeasures on combat aircraft for the Navy and the governments of the United Kingdom and Australia. Hardware for this procurement includes weapon replaceable assemblies and support equipment: two 2103 signal processors, 23 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTAs), 23 GLTA shipping containers for the Navy, and 18 Multi-role Electro-optical End-to-End Test Sets for the Navy (14) and the governments of the United Kingdom (two) and Australia (two). Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (34 percent); Goleta, California (30 percent); Longmont, Colorado (11 percent); Colombia, Maryland (3 percent); various locations within the U.S. (19 percent); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2019. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy, Air Force); working capital fund (Navy); and international partner funds in the amount of $13,935,792 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($13,055,492; 94 percent); Air Force ($528,180; 4 percent); and the governments of U.K. ($176,060; 1 percent) and Australia ($176,060; 1 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.