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Northrop Wins $3.8B Contract to Sustain Air Force Minuteman III Missile System

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential 18-year, $3.86 billion contract to help the U.S. Air Force sustain the ground subsystems of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system.

The AF Nuclear Weapons Center received two offers for the program covering software maintenance, system engineering, test and assessment, modification, procurement and repair services, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will take place at Hill AF Base in Utah, Malmstrom AFB in Montana, Vandenberg AFB in California, Minot AFB in North Dakota, Offutt AFB in Nebraska and FE Warren AFB in Wyoming.

USAF is obligating $500,000 for an initial task order using its fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds.

The service branch awarded Northrop a potential $13.3 billion contract in September 2020 to build the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent system that will replace the current ICBM.

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