Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., based in New York, has been awarded a $10,713,544 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract for two additional Surface-to-Surface Missile Modules to go on the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships. Eighty percent of the work will be conducted at Northrop’s Huntsville office with the remainder to be conducted in New York and Maryland.
The SSMM fires a Longbow Hellfire missile that is being added to the surface warfare mission aboard the LCS.
Northrop has been under contract with the U.S. Navy for both surface warfare and mine countermeasures packages for integration into the LCS for many years. These latest two missile modules are to be completed by November 2022.
The LCS’s three primary missions are for surface warfare, mine countermeasures and antisubmarine warfare. Mission modules facilitate the multiple uses of the LCS at sea.