Northrop Wins $463M For AF Infrared Part Upgrades

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $463 million contract to upgrade components for U.S. Air Force infrared countermeasures systems, the Defense Department announced Friday.

The company’s systems segment will perform depot-level work on 20 components of the AN/AAQ-24(V) Large Aircraft Infrared system.

Work under the requirements contract will occur in Warner Robins, Ga. through July 26, 2017 and Robins Air Force Base is the contracting activity.

Earlier this month, the Air Force announced it was planning to award Northrop an estimated $782.52 million contract modification for continued operation of communications payloads.

The total contract value to operate communications payloads in both manned and unmanned aircraft would go from nearly $874.38 million to $1.66 billion.

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