Northrop Secures $70M Army Agile Process Prototyping Contract; Dan Verwiel Quoted

Jeff Brody

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a 28-month, $70M contract from the Aviation Missile Technology Consortium to help the U.S. Army create an agile software development process for a battle management system.

The company said Wednesday it will work with Army personnel in the process prototyping effort that seeks to accelerate the development, testing and deployment of tools for the service branch's Integrated Air and Missile Defense BCS.

Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of combat systems and mission readiness defense systems at Northrop, said the company seeks to help address warfighter requirements and introduce new technology to the IBCS program through agile software development and DevSecOps approaches.

The system is equipped with multiple sensors and deisgned to be interoperable with joint command-and-control and ballistic missile defense systems.

The Army designated IBCS as "high-priority" under the service branch's Agile Technical Insertion initiative.

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