USA: NOC Gets LCS Mission Package Integration Deal
Global security company Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., based in Bethpage, N.Y., has received a $25.2 million-worth modification under previously awarded contract to provide three mission modules, support containers and engineering and production planning services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the littoral combat ship.
Each mission package comprises a specific set of subsystems such as data processing equipment, vehicles and sensors, etc. The said mission packages provided by Northrop Grumman integrate specialized manned and unmanned systems that have to operate in a combination of air, surface and subsurface domains.
Furthermore, the focal points of capabilities contained in each mission package are mine countermeasures, littoral anti-submarine warfare or littoral surface warfare operations.
Having received the contract award, Northrop Grumman continues being the U.S. Navy’s mission package integrator when it comes to systems engineering, mission module production and mission package fleet sustainment.
Majority of the work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala. (48 percent), followed by Portsmouth, Va. and Bethpage, N.Y.
The work activities envisaged by the contract modification are expected to be completed by September 2015.
Press Release, August 16, 2013; Image: Navy