Northrop Grumman awarded $1.4 billion contract

Defense work is for initial Integrated Battle Command Systems

An interceptor missile is launched at White Sands Missile Range in a 2019 test. It was a test for the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, developed by Northrop Grumman.

The U.S. Army has awarded a $1.4 billion contract to Northrop Grumman for production of the Integrated Battle Command System.

The contract is for five years and “represents the first significant competition for this major defense acquisition program since the 2009 award of the engineering and manufacturing development contract,” according to the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space at Redstone Arsenal.

“IBCS … will provide a decisive battlefield advantage through weapon and sensor integration and a common mission-command system across all domains, delivering an integrated fires capability to the warfighter while improving battle space awareness, decision timing and protection against threats in complex integrated attack scenarios,” the Army said.

The contract is for Huntsville-based Northrop Grumman to deliver up to 160 systems that will modernize air and missile defense for the U.S. Army and its foreign partners.

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