Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has won a five-year, $173 million contract to help manage and maintain a device soldiers use for situational awareness during combat.
The performance-based logistics contract covers training and logistics support for LITENING targeting pods used by the U.S. military as well as naval forces in Italy and Spain, Northrop said Wednesday.
“This award continues our 15-year partnership with the Department of Defense in supporting the warfighters who rely on the LITENING system, ” said Jim Mocarski, vice president of airborne tactical centers for Northrop’s electronic systems sector.
“LITENING has achieved greater than 97 percent availability and more than 650, 000 combat flight hours, ” Mocarski added.
Northrop will also perform depot repair and related services on pods used by the Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserves, Air National Guard, Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.