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Northrop Awarded $84M to Supply X-Band Radar Systems to US Navy, Japan

northrop Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential four-year, $83.9 million contract to provide 12 AN/SPQ-9B radars and associated tactical interface kits and technical data packages to the U.S. Navy and the Japanese government.

The company will build the X-band radar systems to help U.S. and Japanese naval forces detect and track anti-ship missile threats as well as airborne and surface targets, the Defense Department said Monday.

AN/SPQ-9Bs are designed to integrate with ship command-and-control equipment such as the MK160 gun computer, Cooperative Engagement Capability and the Aegis weapon and interconnect systems.

Northrop will perform work in Baltimore, Maryland, and Bethpage, New York, through August 2019.

The Naval Sea Systems Command has obligated $41.9 million in other procurement, foreign military sales and shipbuilding and conversion funds at the time of award and about $4.4 million will expire by the end of fiscal 2016.

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