Northrop Wins $108M For AF ICBM Crypto Updates; Bill Carty Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $108 million contract to update cyrptography on U.S. Air Force intercontinental ballistic missiles, the company announced Tuesday.

Under the three-year contract, the company will provide updates for the second stage of the branch’s ICBM engineering and manufacturing development program.

The company has worked with the Air Force for more than five decades to secure the branch’s ICBM weapons system, said Bill Carty, vice president and general manager of defense and government services.

A Northrop-led prime team is responsible for development, production, deployment and system modifications.

Work will occur in Clearfield, Utah; Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Colorado Springs, Colo.

The company was recently named prime contractor for a $1.7 billion ground surveillance system, where the company will provide five Global Hawk drones.

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