Northrop GrummanÂ (NYSE: NOC) will helpÂ U.S. Air Force WeatherÂ provide other military branches and forces with space and terrestrial environmental products, services and information under a potential $300 million contract.
Linnie Haynesworth, Â a vice president inÂ Northrop’s information systems sector, Â said WednesdayÂ theÂ 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.”
AFWÂ offersÂ forecasts and environmental information to other military components forÂ 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, VPÂ and general manager of the intelligence systems and reconnaissance division.
Northrop said it received the SEMS III contract from theÂ 55th Contracting Squadron at Offut Air Force Base in Omaha, where work will occur in partnershipÂ with the Air Force Weather Agency.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract also coversÂ systems engineering, management and sustainment services as well as project, transition, testing and fielding support andÂ logistics analysis and management work.
NorthropÂ will also work on systems for point analysis intelligence, space weather analysis and forecast and numerical weather modeling.
Northrop also previouslyÂ worked on the consolidation of the forces’ weather systems under the firstÂ SEMS contract in 2002, and on other weather missions overÂ the past 25 years.