Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential $149.7 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Navy forÂ hardware, production test stations and technical services in support of the installationÂ of large aircraft infrared countermeasures.
The Defense Department said FridayÂ Northrop will help integrate LAIRCM into the combat aircraft of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command and the government of Australia.
Naval Air Systems Command will obligate $143.2 million from fiscalÂ 2014, 2015 and 2016 Navy and Army aircraft procurement; fiscal 2015 Army research, development, test and evaluation; as well as international partner funds for work to be performed in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland and various locations within and outside the continental U.S.
DoD noted the contract covers weapon replaceable assemblies and support equipment such asÂ advanced threat warning sensors, Â LAIRCM signal processor replacements, Â control indicator units, Â signal processors andÂ infrared missile warning system sensors.
Guardian laser transmitter assemblies, GLTA shipping containers, multi-role electro-optical end-to-end test sets, Â ATW acceptance test station andÂ smart connector assemblies will also be procured in effortsÂ to meet fielding requirements, DoD added.