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Northrop Awarded $697M Navy Contract for EA-18G Aircraft System Upgrades

Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) mission systems business has landed a potential five-year, $697M contract to update system configuration sets of the EA-18G Growler aircraft for the U.S. Navy and Australia as a foreign military sales customer.

The company will also augment airborne electronic attack and warfare systems, and apply the final updates of the EA-6B Prowler system under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

The service branch will obligate an initial allotment of $996.9K in fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds.

Work will take place at locations in California, Maryland, New York and Illinois through October 2023.

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division issued the sole-source contract.

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