Navy awards Northrop Grumman $210.1M contract
Falls Church company to manufacture navigation systems
The U.S. Navy awarded Falls Church-based Fortune 100 defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. a $210.1 million contract to manufacture navigation systems for installation on surface and underwater U.S. Navy vessels, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.
Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will supply AN/WSN-7 ring gyroscope systems, which senses ship motions, computes the ship’s position, velocity, altitude and other metrics.
Work on the contract will be done in Charlottesville through December 2022. The contracting activity, Naval Sea Systems Command, will use $19.7 million in fiscal 2020 funds to finance the initial task order.
Northrop Grumman employs more than 90,000 people and reported $33.8 billion in 2019 revenue.