Northrop Grumman division lands $458M Navy contract
Falls Church defense contractor to support ballistic missile program
A division of Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. won a $458 million contract to support the Navy’s Columbia and Dreadnought Fleet Ballistic Missile Program, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.
Under the cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, Northrop Grumman’s Marine Systems in Sunnyvale, California, will provide fiscal 2022 through 2026 shipyard field operations, program management, systems engineering, documentation, logistics and hardware production activities.
The Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines will include 12 submarines designed to replace the 14 Ohio-class submarines. Ballistic missile submarines provide a launch platform for intercontinental missiles.
Work is expected to be completed Nov. 30, 2027, and will primarily take place in California. About 4% of the work will be performed in Washington, about 3% in Florida, 0.8% in Maryland, 0.5% in Georgia and about 3% in the United Kingdom.
A Fortune 500 defense contractor, Northrop Grumman employs roughly 90,000 people worldwide and reported $35.67 billion in 2021 revenue. In March, the company won two contracts worth nearly $200 million for Navy projects.