Northrop Grumman

November 13, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $32,134,563 modification (P00015) to the previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee task order FA8204-16-F-0020 for the Strategic Automated Command and Control System Replacement (SACCS-R). This modification is to definitize a change order and award the added scope for the Time Division Multiplexing to Internet Protocol (TDM-IP). This modification provides for TDM-IP to be implemented and develop a hardware solution to meet the OMNI sunset date using serial-to-IP Adapters to convert messages for transport over the Defense Information System Network. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota; and F.E.

October 24, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded an $8,946,044 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-20-F-0360) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-15-G-0026.  This modification procures non-recurring engineering support for the integration of the AN/AAQ-24 on multiple Department of Defense aircraft platforms for the Army. The engineering effort includes platform integration of modernized survivability equipment, maintainability, interface improvements and software to effective utilize the AN/AAR-61(V)1 more effectively. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Fiscal year 2019 research development test and evaluation (Army) fun

October 10, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The Air Force has reactivated a flight test squadron to take on testing of the next-generation bomber. Credit: Graphic courtesy of the Air Force

Air Force leaders at Edwards Air Force Base in California held a reactivation ceremony on October 4 for the 420th Flight Test Squadron, which will fall under the Air Force Test Center's 412th Test Wing. Notably, the squadron will be conducting analysis of flight and ground testing of the service’s next-generation bomber, the B-21 Raider, a key future weapon system for multidomain operations.

September 26, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $1,362,276,582 firm-fixed-price modification (P00009) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-18-C-1037). This modification is for non-recurring and recurring engineering for the production and delivery of nine Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Act. This modification definitizes a previously awarded modification (P00003) for long lead parts associated with the Japan E-2D aircraft. Work will be performed in St.

September 25, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a maximum $375,792,189 firm-fixed-price delivery order (SPRPA1-19-F-E31N) against a five year basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) for Multi Function Active Sensor Radar Systems for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. This was a sole source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a six-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is California, with a December 31, 2025, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2019 through 2025 Navy working capital funds.

September 13, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a $57,462,554 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-6327 to exercise options for engineering support services for the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment One Block One (I1B1) Systems full-rate production in support of the Expeditionary Warfare program office. This option exercise is for Engineering Support Services for Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) to introduce new technologies; address diminishing material and depot repairs to keep JCREW systems viable for future production; and maintain operational readiness for the field.  Work

August 30, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is awarded a $14,092,012 modification for the cost-plus-fixed-fee portion of a previously awarded contract (M67854-16-C-0211) for software release and advanced emplacement displacement simultaneous motion component required to support ongoing Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Gallium Nitride efforts in support of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland (66%); and East Syracuse, New York (34%), and is expected to be completed by September 28, 2020. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $4,455,332 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire

August 22, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Charlottesville, Virginia, is awarded $15,750,807 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N00024-19-F-5201 on previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00024-15-D-5208 to exercise a one-year option for the production Ring Laser Gyro Navigation (RLGN) System, provisioned items and associated technical program support of the Navy's WSN-7 navigation system. The AN/WSN-7(V) RLGN system is a self-contained inertial navigator designed for Navy surface ships. Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by July 2021.

August 7, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $22,500,000 cost-plus incentive-fee modification (P00017) to previously awarded contract FA8808-18-C-0002 for changes to the payload driven by selection of a host space vehicle. The contract provides for the delivery of two Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization (EPS-R) payloads. Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2023. Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $5,900,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

July 31, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was awarded a $481,576,687 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for Common Infrared Countermeasure Quick Reaction Capability 3. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-19-D-0110).

July 23, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded $33,755,229 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N00019-19-F-0272 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. This order procures material kits and retrofit labor to incorporate the Integrated Functional Capability 4.0 configuration into retrofit aircraft and ground segments.

June 10, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $958,049,562 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 30 full-rate production Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar units under the portfolio management of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. This procurement also includes spares parts and retrofit kits.  Work will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland (37 percent); East Syracuse, New York (28 percent); Stafford Springs, Connecticut (7 percent); Tulsa, Oklahoma (6 percent); Syracuse, New York (4 percent); Valencia, California (3 percent); San Diego, California (3 percent); Richardson, Texas (3 percent); Farmingdale, New York (2 percent); St.

June 5, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,000,000 ceiling increase modification (P00010) to previously awarded contract FA8501-15-D-0008 for product data systems, data management and migration support. The contract provides for all labor, supplies, and technical support services necessary to operate and maintain Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, product data hardware and software; to aid government customers in managing and executing technical data generation, acceptance and sustainment activities, processes, and products within the product data environment; and to support data improvement, cleansing and migration efforts necessary to prepare data for transition into modernized and/or Air Force enterprise-le

June 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s distributed planning software tool, known as RSPACE, offers some automation to Air Force planners developing air missions. Credit: BAE Systems

Air Force officers in charge of creating air tasking orders have long developed mission plans at air operations centers, known as AOCs, or centralized hubs in a specific command. The Air Force is looking at diversifying and decentralizing how and where those plans are created to add depth and resiliency to the process. This may be needed as designing air battle plans against potential peer threats will only grow in complexity in the future, experts say.

May 29, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Azusa, California, has been awarded a $7,307,533 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contract modification (P00010) to previously awarded contract FA8803-17-C-0001 for Defense Meteorological Satellite Program sensor sustainment. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for sensor sustainment of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program on-orbit constellation being provided under the basic contract.  Work will be performed in Azusa, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Boulder, Colorado; and Dallas, Texas, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2020.  This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $21,468,713.

May 28, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded $66,274,215 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1009) to exercise an option for operation and maintenance services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance -Demonstrator Program, including logistics and sustaining engineering support. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (70 percent); Rancho Bernardo, California (5 percent), and at forward operating locations (25 percent), is expected to be completed in June 2020.  Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $66,274,215 are being obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal ye

May 14, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $163,588,331 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Hunter unmanned aircraft system fleet support for operations, maintenance, engineering, re-engineering and remanufacturing. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 9, 2020. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $41,883,787 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-19-C-0033).

May 9, 2019
 

The Navy awarded contract modifications to two companies under existing awards to expand their analysis and design of the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ LB) controller, receiver, exciter, and power generation subsystems. In addition, the companies will provide NGJ LB technique development, incorporation of updated goals documents, and environmental testing of the transmitter group. L3 Technologies Inc. of Salt Lake City was awarded $13,686,773 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N0001919C0014). Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of Bethpage, New York, was awarded a $13,517,069 modification (P00003) to the previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N0001919C0015.

May 9, 2019
 

The Navy awarded nine indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for professional technical and management support services to establish and maintain cyberspace operations and enable product lines, programs and projects to include interoperability of systems, services and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.

DOD reported that all of the contract awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. The three-year contracts also include two two-year option periods.

May 1, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed-value of $132,283,800. This contract procures the necessary hardware and systems engineering technical support, analysis and studies to integrate the Department of Navy (DoN) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system onto aircraft for the Navy, Army, and the governments of the United Kingdom and Norway.

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