Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential five-year, $963.5 million contract to support ground subsystems of the U.S. Air Force‘s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The company said Wednesday it will provide management, system analysis, engineering, technical assistance and emergency response services for the ICBM program.
John Parker, director of weapon systems sustainment and modernization at Northrop’s technical services unit, said the organization will use technological approaches to help the Air Force assess and sustain Minuteman ground subsystems.
Northrop will also collaborate with the branch’s ICBM systems directorate to develop risk management and mitigation strategies.
Contract work will occur at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, as well as in Omaha, Nebraska and San Bernardino, California.