Northrop Grumman Bags LCS Mission Packages Contract
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $21.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy for two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages.
As the mission package integrator, the company will deliver one mission package for surface warfare and one for mine countermeasures.
The capabilities contained in the various mission modules directly support the three LCS primary missions – surface warfare, mine countermeasures and antisubmarine warfare. Mission modules facilitate efficient modular mission package embarkation, mission package operations at-sea, and debarkation / logistics support.
Northrop Grumman has delivered three mine countermeasures and three surface warfare mission modules for LCS. A fourth mine countermeasures mission module is in production and scheduled for delivery in 2015. The fourth and fifth surface warfare mission modules are also in production and scheduled for delivery in early 2015. Northrop Grumman performs the final integration work and completes delivery at the Mission Package Support Facility located at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, Calif.
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