Industry players team up to compete for US Navy’s E-XX TACAMO program
Northrop Grumman Corporation is partnering with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Crescent Systems, and Long Wave Inc. to develop a solution for the US Navy’s E-XX TACAMO requirement.
“Together, our team has vast knowledge and expertise in delivering critical command and control, and nuclear enterprise capabilities,” said Henry Cyr, director, multi-domain command and control capture programs, Northrop Grumman.
As informed, Northrop Grumman is using its weapons system integration and battle management leadership to compete for the U.S. Navy’s E-XX TACAMO fleet of aircraft systems.
The US Navy’s E-XX TACAMO aircraft will be based on the C-130J platform, and provides connectivity between the National Command Authority and ballistic submarines capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
The navy currently operates a fleet of E-6B Mercury aircraft to provide survivable, reliable and endurable airborne command, control and communications between the National Command Authority and U.S. strategic and non-strategic forces. It intends to replace the E-6B fleet with the E-XX to modernize this critical strategic deterrent mission.
“Our extensive experience integrating aircraft and mission systems, combined with our expertise in creating operationally-ready solutions in support of the nuclear enterprise, makes Northrop Grumman the optimal partner to deliver the Navy’s E-XX TACAMO weapon system,” said Janice Zilch, vice president, multi-domain command and control programs, Northrop Grumman.
“As we’ve demonstrated with the Navy’s E-2 programs, we have been a longtime partner in helping the Navy meet its operational requirements. We will bring this expertise in helping the Navy deliver the E-XX TACAMO on time and optimized for this strategically important mission.”
Northrop Grumman has delivered on the development, production and modification of the US Navy’s E-2 Hawkeye system as the prime contractor.