Northrop Wins Army Ground Sensor Contract; Martin Simoni Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has won a five-year contract to provide the U.S. Army with unattended ground sensors, the company announced Monday.

The Falls Church, Va.-based contractor will provide the branch with Scorpion and Scorpion II sensors and related support services under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

Martin Simoni, site director of the company’s Xetron facility, said the military uses the original version of Scorpion in Iraq, Afghanistan and other deployments.

The Army will receive both wired and wireless systems, which provide surveillance for remote area monitoring and perimeter security.

The military uses the Scorpion II to gather intelligence and detect threats.

The Scorpion II has seismic, magnetic and passive infrared sensors for detecting potential treats over long or short distances.

Those systems also features wireless day and night imagery.

The company is also developing sensors and digital cockpits for the Navy under a $1.05 billion contract.

The Navy will use the cockpits and sensors for anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.

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