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Northrop Grumman Awarded Large US Government Contracts
Recently, Northrop Grumman
extended its track record of large government contracts with an $89.7 million contract option to continue its support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system, which is for overseas contingency missions. BACN, a high-altitude, airborne communications gateway, connects warfighters both in the air and on the ground through the use of voice communications, video, and imagery. The system relays battlefield information to sources that help improve situational awareness and help coordinate with all assets. To date, the Air Force has deployed 4 BACN E-11A system and 3 BACN EQ-4B systems in the Iraqi War.
The program was first awarded to Northrop Grumman back in 2005 by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Northrop Grumman, an international global security corporation, also supports unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics to both government and commercial customers around the world. Northrop Grumman is a publicly traded American aerospace and defense company formed via the merger of Grumman and Northrop.
The company ranks 72 on the Fortune 500 list of largest American Corporations and also top 10 in terms of military-friendly employers. With 68,000 global employees, the company generates a reported $25.218 billion, with a majority of sales coming from the defense market. In fact, it is the 4th largest defense contractor in the world. Northrop Grumman supports aircraft carriers, military aircraft, military vessels, missile defense systems, satellites, information technology, and advanced electronic sensors
and systems. They were also responsible for the development and design of the B-2 Spirit strategic bomber, one of the most prized stealth bombers in the American bomber fleet.
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Posted on August 28, 2014