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Northrop to Engineer Elements of Space-Borne Sensor for Ballistic Defense System

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a contract with the Applied Physics Laboratory of John Hopkins University to manufacture and produce readiness systems engineering for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency‘s precision tacking space system.

Northrop is one of six companies who will work with APL in Laurel, Md., on the future space-borne sensor of the ballistic defense system.

“As prime contractor for the MDA’s space tracking and surveillance system demonstration program, we bring extensive systems engineering and integration experience in midcourse missile tracking to PTSS ISET, ” said Doug Young, vice president of missile defense and warning for Northrop Grumman’s aerospace systems sector.

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