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Northrop Wins Potential $311M Contract for Rocket Defense Systems

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential $311 million U.S. Army contract to provide systems that defend military bases from rocket attacks, Northrop announced Monday.

The Army awarded Northrop $122 million on Monday and the contract will reach its potential value if all options are exercised.

Northrop will install counter-rocket, artillery and mortar systems at U.S. bases that support operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Northrop will also provide:

  • systems engineering
  • production and deployment
  • logistics support

Northrop said the C-RAM system was deployed within 18 months of original design.

C-RAM systems have provided advance warning of more than 2, 000 attacks on bases, said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman information systems‘ defense systems division.

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