09 Jul 2019

Northrop Grumman wins contract for aircraft mission computers

Northrop Grumman has received a $104 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award for the technical refresh of UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V  aircraft mission computers.

The IDIQ contract covers delivery of production units, retrofit units and spare units for the Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency and the government of Bahrain under the Foreign Military Sales Act.

This contract brings together multiple customers of  aircraft mission computers, driving greater value, cost efficiency and a reduced logistics footprint. Under the IDIQ, the Navy may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract. Work under the contract is set to conclude in 2023.

The aircraft mission computer integrates advanced mission, weapons and video processing capabilities into a high-performance airborne computer capable of driving independent, multi-function displays. Its open architecture provides centralised display and control of all integrated avionics system functions.

James Conroy, Vice President, Land and Avionics C4ISR, Northrop Grumman: “Northrop Grumman’s mission computer delivers mission critical capability to the warfighter.

“The system provides improved situational understanding in the rapidly changing threat environment.”

image courtesy of Northrop Grumman

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