Northrop Grumman awarded nearly $200M in DOD contracts
Contracts are for satellites, sensors
Falls Church-based Fortune 500 defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded two contracts worth nearly $200 million to complete projects for the Navy, according to a March 31 Department of Defense announcement.
One contract, worth more than $98 million, calls for providing materials, including sensors, assemblies and battery kits to support the Navy’s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures systems, which defend aircraft against surface-to-air infrared missiles. Northrop Grumman will integrate the systems, which counter missiles with a high-intensity laser beam, for Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force aircraft, according to the Pentagon.
Another $99.6 million contract calls for the design, procurement, development, testing and integration of hardware and software of satellite communications equipment for Relay Ground Station-Asia, located in Guam. The work will enable continued operations of early missile warning and missile defense satellites and sensors. Work is expected to be complete by March 31, 2027.