Northrop Grumman books $73M Air Force contract to update missile tech
Work will modify tech on Minuteman III missile
Falls Church-based Fortune 500 aerospace and defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a $73.2 million delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to incorporate new capabilities into a remote visual assessment tool in support of the Minuteman III missile’s production and deployment.
The company will modify the Remote Visual Assessment II program to enable the procurement, production, removal, installation, testing and documentation of equipment, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The Air Force awarded the contract on a sole-source acquisition basis and obligated $1.1. million from fiscal year 2020 missile procurement funds. Contract work is slated to conclude by July 31, 2023, and will occur at various Air Force installations in Wyoming, North Dakota and Montana.
The Minuteman III is a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile developed by Boeing to carry single or multiple nuclear warheads and serves a role in America’s nuclear deterrence triad.
Northrop Grumman employs more than 90,000 people and reported $33.8 billion in 2019 revenue.