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Northrup Grumman to integrate countermeasures system on aircraft for U.S., allies

Northrup Grumman to integrate countermeasures system on aircraft for U.S., allies

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May 1 (UPI) -- Northrup Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded a contract to integrate the U.S. Navy's Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures onto aircraft of the U.S. military and two allies. The Department of Defense announced the contract, to be completed by June 2021 and not to exceed $ 132.2 million, on Tuesday. The contract calls for obtaining the equipment, analysis and technical support required to integrate the Navy's LAIRCM system onto aircraft for the Army and Navy, as well as those of Britain and Norway. LAIRCM is an active countermeasure to defeat threat missile guidance systems by directing a high-intensity laser beam at an incoming missile. It has heat-seeking capabilities, automatically countering an incoming missile system by honing in on its infrared light emission. Under t...
Northrop Grumman awarded $22M for T-38, F5 engineering

Northrop Grumman awarded $22M for T-38, F5 engineering

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April 3 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $ 22 million contract for engineering services on the Air Force's T-38 Talon and F-5 Tiger II training aircraft. Work will be performed at Northrop Grumman's plant in Clearfield, Utah, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2024, the U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday. The T-38 Talon was the world's first supersonic trainer when it entered service in 1961. Nearly 1,200 Talons were produced until 1972, and more than 500 are currently operational, according to Northrop Grumman. The Air Force, Navy and NASA use the trainers. Northrop Grumman Corporation is extending the service life of the aircraft until at least 2020 by producing a replacement wing. Student pilots fly the T-38A to learn supersonic techniques, aerobatics, formation, ni...
Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded an $ 86.2 million contract by the U.S. Army in support of the Starlite radar system. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is a hybrid fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement. The AN/ZPY-1 STARLite radar system is a small radar unit used on tactical aerial reconnaissance missions that include moving target detection, maritime searches, battlefield intelligence and through-the-weather surveillance. The system can be used on both manned and unmanned aerial system platforms, according to Northrop Grumman. An estimated completion date for the contract is Jan. 31, 2023, with work locations yet to be determined. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting agent. [...
Boston Ship Repair tapped for USNS Leroy Grumman regular overhaul

Boston Ship Repair tapped for USNS Leroy Grumman regular overhaul

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Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Boston Ship Repair has been awarded a $ 10.96 million contract for the regular overhaul dry docking of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, funds a 60-calendar day regular overhaul of the vessel that will start on March 4, 2019 and is expected to be finished by May 2, 2019. Work on the contract will be done in Boston. The overhaul will include an overhaul of the ship's diesel generator, main engine service, and underwater hull and freeboard preservation, as well as other general services, the Pentagon said. The Grumman is a Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler used for fleet replenishment, allowing U.S. Navy vessels to remain at sea for longer periods of time. The contract includes options that, if exerci...
Watch live: Northrop Grumman to launch NASA's ICON satellite

Watch live: Northrop Grumman to launch NASA's ICON satellite

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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman will launch NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite just after 3:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday aboard it's air-launched Pegasus XL rocket. Pegasus will be carried by and launch from Northrop Grumman's Stargazer L-1011 airplane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch, which will be streamed live on NASA TV, carries the ICON satellite -- the 44th launch for Pegasus. NASA announced Tuesday that the weather forecast carries a 90 percent chance for favorable launch conditions. ICON will study the dynamic zone high in Earth's atmosphere where terrestrial weather meets space phenomena. The satellite will monitor the physics of near-Earth space and provide data for stopping its negative effects on technology and communications systems. ICON is based ...