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Northrop Wins $81M for Air Force C2 Center Modernization; Mike Twyman Comments

northrop Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won an $81 million contract covering the engineering and manufacturing phase of a program to modernize the Air Force’s Air Operations Center Weapon System.

That work will form part of an effort to modernize the branch’s “essential” operational-level command and control centers, Northrop said Tuesday.

The Falls Church, Va.-based contractor said it is using an open systems approach and integrating cybersecurity measures as part of the effort, which is aimed to make planning and execution more “dynamic.”

“We look forward to continued collaboration with the Air Force to realize the affordability benefits and a fully integrated, evolvable net-centric capability, ” said Mike Twyman, Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector vice president and general manager for defense systems.

The award exercises an option on a contract awarded in March 2012 and follows the Pentagon’s milestone B approval under an initiative for that program. Northrop will perform design, evaluation and system deployment during the AOC EMD stage.

Northrop will also continue warfighter analysis workshops to demonstrate the AOC system and gather feedback from operational users.

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