Northrop GrummanÂ (NYSE: NOC) has won a $99.9 million contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency to produce encryption devices intended to help the U.S. Army secure communication exchange.
The Defense Department said Monday Northrop will build KGV-72 Type I programmable inline encryption devices in Rochester, New York, through Nov. 15, 2020.
The contract consists of a five-year base period and five one-year options.
Army communications personnel will use the encryption devices to process messaging via the Joint Battle Command-Platform program.
The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization received two proposals for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via the FedBizOpps website.