Northrop Grumman lands $1.16B Navy contract
Falls Church contractor to manufacture electronic warfare systems
The U.S. Navy awarded Falls Church-based Fortune 100 defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. a potential $1.16 billion follow-on contract to manufacture updated electronic warfare systems the branch will use to defend surface combatant vessels against anti-ship missile threats, the company announced Friday.
The award includes a $100.7 million base value and covers AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Block 3 systems production for the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program. The system is used to defeat legacy and emerging anti-ship threats using nonkinetic or electronic attack methodologies, according to Northrop Grumman.
The company uses an open architecture to support the new technology’s integration with other combat systems and the distributed maritime operations framework. Northrop Grumman will help the Navy deploy the new technology to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers.
“With this follow-on production award, Northrop Grumman will continue to provide game-changing maritime EW capability that will underpin future Fleet Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare operations,” Ingrid Vaughan, Northrop Grumman vice president and general manager of maritime/land systems and sensors, said in a statement. “We are writing a new chapter in the evolution of the AN/SLQ-32 that will fundamentally change how the Fleet will win the fight for years to come.”
Northrop Grumman employs more than 90,000 people and reported $33.8 billion in 2019 revenue.