19 Jun 2018

US Air Force chose Northrop Grumman for radar sensors contract

Northrop Grumman has been chosen by the US Air Force for a contract to sustain and modify a worldwide network of ground-based radars deemed critical to the success of its missile warning/missile defence and space tracking missions.

The competitively awarded Sustainment and Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a seven-year period of performance and value of up to $866 million.

Through SMORS, Northrop Grumman will ensure the high availability of ground-based radar systems for Air Force Space Command, including the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased Array Warning System, and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System radars, as well as associated support systems.

Joseph J. Ensor, Vice President and General Manager, space and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems division, Northrop Grumman, commented: “Our work on SMORS will uphold and enhance the Air Force’s ability to detect missile attacks early, while also providing forces with critical situational awareness of objects in space.

“We are honoured that the Air Force has chosen us to support these unblinking eyes for US forces on a modern threat environment that extends into space.”

The work will take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Linthicum, Maryland, as well as at radar sites located worldwide.

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