Northrop Grumman wins $325M Air Force contract
Falls Church contractor to work on target radar system
The U.S. Air Force awarded Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. a $325 million contract to support the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS).
The contract goes toward work on the Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) program, which will provide program management, engineering technical support, aircrew and maintenance training, supply chain and spares management, technical data and publications, program depot maintenance and overall customer support.
“We remain fully committed to delivering essential services for Joint STARS that Northrop Grumman uniquely provides to our warfighters,” Janice Zilch, Northrop Grumman vice president of manned airborne surveillance programs, said in a statement. “The overall modification and sustainment work will ensure continuous safety and system readiness for the E-8C fleet against evolving threat environments.”
Joint STARS provides real-time battle management situational awareness and wide area search to warfighters using target detection, radar imagery and battle management systems. It locates, classifies and tracks surface targets.
Teams working on the project are based in Warner Robins, Georgia; Lake Charles, Louisiana; and Melbourne, Florida.
Northrop Grumman employs more than 90,000 people and reported $33.8 billion in 2019 revenue.