Northrop Grumman secures $252M Marine Corps contract
Falls Church contractor to produce and test handheld targeting system
Falls Church-based Fortune 500 defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. landed a $252 million contract to produce and test a handheld precision ground targeting system for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.
Under the hybrid, follow-on contract, Northrop Grumman will work on the Next Generation Targeting Handheld System, a lightweight, man-portable system that allows Marines to acquire and locate targets as well as perform guidance against them. The contractor will also provide spare parts, engineering services, logistics support, training and documentation.
Work is expected to be completed by February 2030 and will be performed in Apopka, Florida.
The contract is a follow-on to the NGHTS Other Transaction Authority Agreement (OTA) prototyping effort. In September 2018, the service awarded OTAs to Northrop Grumman, Arlington-based BAE Systems Inc., Texas-based Elbit Systems of America LLC and Pennsylvania-based Fraser Optics LLC.
Northrop Grumman employs roughly 97,000 people worldwide and reported $35.67 billion in 2021 revenue.