Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. has been awarded an $18 million contract from Northrop Grumman to manufacture four additional Surface-to-Surface Missile Module units for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship.
“We are pleased to announce the continuation of our collaboration with Northrop Grumman to deliver state-of-the-art enhancements to our nation’s military,” said Jan Hess, president of Teledyne Brown Engineering.
Teledyne will manufacture, assemble and test the SSMMs at the company’s Huntsville facility. This is the company’s second award to build the hardware; the first was awarded in September 2019. Once the systems are complete, they will be integrated with launch control assemblies and other equipment into modules and presented to Northrop and the U.S. Navy for validation.
The SSMM is a modular weapon system that fires Longbow Hellfire Missiles and complements the Gun Mission Module, also manufactured by Teledyne in Huntsville. The modules provide additional capabilities to the Littoral Combat Ships.