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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 ...
Northrop wins more than $81.2M for Hawkeye services

Northrop wins more than $81.2M for Hawkeye services

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June 8 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman was awarded two contracts from the Department of Defense on Thursday for services in support of the E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. The contract award from Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is valued at more than $ 81.2 million between two contracts that enable Northrop Grumman to provide power amplifier modules and high-voltage power supplies to the E-2 Hawkeye aircraft, according to Defense Department contract announcements Thursday. Currently, the U.S. military uses the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye version of the aircraft, which is designed for all-weather, tactical airborne early warning detection that is capable of deploying from an aircraft carrier. Work on the contracts will occur in Florida and is expected to be complete in June 2023 for use by the U.S. Navy. Navy...
Northrop Grumman producing RF threat detection system

Northrop Grumman producing RF threat detection system

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Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman reports it is to produce its digital radar warning system and electronic warfare management system for U.S. Air Force and Navy aircrews.Production of the AN/APR-39D(V)2 comes under a $ 124.7 million award following a period of development and testing. Northrop, however, did not specify the contract's issuing authority."With the AN/APR-39D(V)2, we are bringing mature, fifth-generation digital technology to the rotary fleet," Robert Fleming, vice president for the land & avionics C4ISR division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, said in a press release. "With its growth path to additional capabilities, including radio frequency counter-measures and advanced self-protection, the AN/APR-39D(V)2 will help warfighters stay ahead of emerging threats."The AN...