Northrop Grumman lands $155M Missile Defense Agency contract
Falls Church company to work on sensor technology
The Missile Defense Agency awarded a subsidiary of Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. a $155 million contract to work on space-based sensor technology for defending against hypersonic weapons, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Under the contract, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will perform on-orbit demonstration, launch and initial orbit testing work, according to the DOD.
The work is part of Phase IIa of the Missile Defense Agency’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program, which works with the Space Development Agency’s tracking satellites and providing hypersonic missile warnings.
Northrop Grumman employs more than 90,000 people and reported $33.8 billion in 2019 revenue.