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DISA Picks 14 Companies for $7.5B Systems Engineering Support IDIQ

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 14 companies spots on the unrestricted track of a potential 10-year, $7.5 billion contract vehicle for systems engineering, innovation and technology services. DISA received 35 proposals for the unrestricted portion of the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a base term of five years and one …

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Northrop Gets $866M USAF Radar Sustainment, Modification Contract; Joseph Ensor Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential seven-year, $866 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to modify and sustain a network of ground-based radar systems used by the service to perform missile warning and space monitoring operations. The contract will cover work on several radars that support the …

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Northrop Closes Orbital ATK Purchase; Blake Larson Named Innovation Systems Sector President

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) wrapped up its approximately $9.2 billion purchase of Orbital ATK on Wednesday and will now run the newly acquired company as its fourth business sector called Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. Blake Larson, most recently chief operating officer at Orbital ATK, has been elected by the board as …

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FTC Clears Northrop’s Orbital ATK Purchase

The Federal Trade Commission has given Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) antitrust approval to proceed with its proposed $9.2 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA). Northrop said Tuesday the FTC clearance calls for it to make solid-rocket motors available to competitors on “a non-discriminatory basis” and that it expects to close the deal …

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Northrop to Help Sustain Air Force Radar Systems Under Potential $866M IDIQ

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential five-year, $866 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force sustain and modify three kinds of radar system. The company will support depot-level sustainment and modification of USAF’s Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, the Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased Array Warning System and the Parameter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System, …

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PwC: Aerospace & Defense Industry Reported $728B in 2017 Revenue

A new PwC report says the aerospace and defense sector recorded $728 billion in 2017 revenue, reflecting a 4 percent increase from the previous year. PwC reported that A&D companies posted a combined operating profit of $77 billion in 2017 with an on operating margin of 10.6 percent, up from 9.3 percent in …

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State Dept OKs Germany’s $2.5B Request for Northrop MQ-4C Triton Drones

The State Department has given Germany the green light to procure four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems from the U.S. government through a potential $2.5 billion foreign military sales agreement. Northrop and Airbus’ defense and space business will serve as prime contractors in the proposed FMS …

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Northrop Vet Michael King Named Peraton Chief Growth Officer; Stu Shea Comments

Michael King, formerly vice president of business development at Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) cyber and intelligence mission solutions division, has joined Peraton as chief growth officer. King will oversee business development, capture, mergers and acquisitions, customer engagement, strategic pricing, proposals and other components of the Herndon, Virginia-based government technology services …

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Northrop Vet Tom Vice Named Aerion President, COO

Tom Vice, formerly president of aerospace systems sector at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined Reno, Nevada-based Aerion Supersonic as president and chief operating officer. Vice will report to Brian Barents, Aerion chairman and CEO, and oversee the development, certification and delivery of the firm’s AS2 supersonic aircraft, the company …

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Northrop to Develop Ballistic Missile Defense Discrimination Algorithms Under $475M MDA Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential five-year, $475 million  contract from the Missile Defense Agency to develop, integrate, test and field advanced discrimination algorithms for the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems program. The Defense Department said Monday Northrop’s systems business will also help MDA  operate and sustain complex methods and tools used to …

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