Northrop Wins $52M for Air Force Pod Engineering, Upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has won a $52, 848, 888 U.S. Air Force contract to provide the branch with engineering services for a pod upgrade program, the Defense Department announced Friday.

The company’s technical services division will develop and produce four prototype upgraded pods and two modified sets of support equipment.

The division will also manufacture up to 42 low rate initial production upgraded pods, including support equipment.

The contract includes options to acquire a maximum of 90 production pods and 12 pod support equipment.

Work will occur in Warner Robins, Ga. and the Pentagon expects work to finish on April 19, 2017.

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. is the contracting activity on the fixed-price-incentive-firm contract.

The company recently appointed retired Army Brig. Gen. Robert Carr corporate lead executive for business in Fort Meade and Aberdeen, Md.

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