Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will help U.S. Air Force Weather provide other military branches and forces with space and terrestrial environmental products, services and information under a potential $300 million contract.
Linnie Haynesworth, a vice president in Northrop’s information systems sector, said Wednesday the company aims to help the Air Force “provide the continuous, complete and current weather information that is so critical to our military for mission success.”
AFW offers forecasts and environmental information to other military components for combat, airfield and flight operations and mission planning for the special operations forces and the U.S. Air Force.
“We are very pleased to build upon our strong partnership with the Air Force Weather community as we work together to implement the government’s single baseline architecture for the future, ” said Haynesworth, VP and general manager of the intelligence systems and reconnaissance division.
Northrop said it received the SEMS III contract from the 55th Contracting Squadron at Offut Air Force Base in Omaha, where work will occur in partnership with the Air Force Weather Agency.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract also covers systems engineering, management and sustainment services as well as project, transition, testing and fielding support and logistics analysis and management work.
Northrop will also work on systems for point analysis intelligence, space weather analysis and forecast and numerical weather modeling.
Northrop also previously worked on the consolidation of the forces’ weather systems under the first SEMS contract in 2002, and on other weather missions over the past 25 years.