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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. [...
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 ...
L3, Northrop team to develop Next Generation Jammer for Navy

L3, Northrop team to develop Next Generation Jammer for Navy

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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- L3 Technologies and Northrop Grumman have won contracts totaling $ 71 million to test and fix the low radio frequency jamming system, or low pod, for the U.S. Navy. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will pay L3 $ 36 million and Northrop $ 35 million to perform work on Increment 2 of the Navy's Next Generation Jammer Low Band program. The contract calls for improvements to the low, medium and high frequencies of jamming systems on EA-18G military aircraft. "We have a mature and exceedingly capable offering for Next Generation Jammer Low Band," a Northrop spokesman told USNI News in a statement. "Northrop Grumman stands ready to demonstrate that technology." The Navy will obligate $ 15 million to both L3 and Northrop at the t...
Northrop Grumman to upgrade IBNS systems for Burke-class vessels

Northrop Grumman to upgrade IBNS systems for Burke-class vessels

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Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has received a contract to provide common integrated bridge and navigation systems, or IBNS, for the U.S. Navy's New Construction Ship Program and Midlife Modernization Program. The $ 18 million firm-fixed-price contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, calls on Northrop to produce base hardware for IBNS systems for both new DDG-51 vessels and upgrades to others. The IBNS contributes to a comprehensive plan to modernize the DDG-51 class ships -- also known as the Arleigh Burke-class -- by delivering hull, mechanical and electrical upgrades. The goal of the program is to "ensure the ships remain combat relevant and affordable throughout their life." In addition to previous Burke-class vessels, several Flight IIA and Flight III generation ...